The Toms River Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team concluded a month long investigation into heroin distribution in Toms River and Manchester Township, resulting in multiple arrests and more than 1,000 doses of heroin, plus cocaine and weapons, off the street.
Toms River police spokeswoman Jillian Messina said officers on Aug. 3 conducted a motor vehicle stop of a Ford F-350 pickup truck being operated by William Needham, 34 of Manchester, and executed a search warrant on the vehicle. The search led to the seizure of 850 wax folds of heroin (17 bricks) and $1,876 in cash. Needham was arrested and charged with possession of heroin and second degree possession with the intent to distribute heroin.
Additionally, his Ford F-350 was seized pending forfeiture. Manchester Township Police Department Narcotics Enforcement Team and the Ocean County Prosecutors Office Narcotics Strike Force assisted with the arrest. Needham was sent to jail pending a detainment hearing.
In a separate case, on Aug. 4, the Special Enforcement Team conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 37 near Route 166. The subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Daniel Dornbierer, 42 of Forked River, and the seizure of one bundle (10 wax folds) of heroin and a Polymer 80 9mm handgun with hollow point bullets. This handgun was void of serial numbers and was untraceable, Messina said.
Dornbierer was charged with possession of heroin and several weapons offenses. The Toms River Police Department K-9 Unit assisted with this investigation. Dornbierer was sent to Ocean County Jail pending a detainment hearing.
Finally, in a third case, the Special Enforcement Team concluded a month-long investigation Aug. 7 regarding a separate heroin distribution channel within the township.
Following the stop of a vehicle being operated by Ricky Galloway, 60 of Lakewood, police allegedly found him to be in possession of approximately 250 wax folds of heroin and a small quantity of cocaine. Galloway was found to be in possession of quantity of cash and a Smith and Wesson .40 caliber handgun.
A search was then conducted of Galloway’s residence, resulting in the seizure of 650 wax folds of heroin and a larger amount of cash, police said. Galloway was arrested and the total seizure was 18 bricks (900 wax folds) of heroin, 5 grams of cocaine, $7,608.00 in cash and the handgun.
Galloway was charged with several narcotics and weapons related offenses including second degree possession of heroin with the intent to distribute and possession of a handgun during a narcotics offense. Galloway was sent to Ocean County Jail pending a detainment hearing.