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Four Men Indicted on Charges Stemming from April Drug Bust in Matawan

Police say over six pounds of marijuana were seized from a Freneau Avenue home in April.

Four men were indicted by a Monmouth County grand jury Tuesday on charges stemming from a drug bust on Freneau Avenue in Matawan, according to court documents.

On April 26, the Matawan Police Department executed a search warrant at a Freneau Avenue home at about 3:30 p.m., Sgt. Thomas Falco told Patch in April. Police seized $10,000 in cash, over six pounds of marijuana, 13 grams of cocaine, five glass smoking pipes, an imitation handgun and a 600,000 volt stun gun from the home, Falco said. Scales and packaging materials used for distribution of narcotics were also found at the home. Police also seized a 1995 Honda Civic.

Joey Sieredzinksi, 21, of Matawan; Daniel Mattis, 22, of Rumson; and Jerelle Medford, 23, of Brooklyn were indicted on one count of fourth degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance for allegedly being in possession of over 50 grams of marijuana. They were also indicted on one count of possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute for allegedly being in possession of over six pounds of marijuana. 

Sieredzinksi, who lives at the Freneau Avenue home that was searched by police, was also indicted on a second count of possession of a controlled dangerous substance for allegedly being in possession of cocaine, a crime of the third degree. 

Derek Pelligra, 22, of Matawan, was indicted on a single count of fourth degree possession of a prohibited weapon for allegedly having a stun gun.

An indictment does not indicate a conviction, only that a jury voted that there is enough evidence to proceed with a trial.

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