Hazlet PD Charges Two With Heroin In School Zone, Intent to Sell

Two Hazlet men were arrested in a motor vehicle stop near the Beers Street School, an upper elementary school.

Two Hazlet men have been arrested and charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute following a motor vehicle stop on Beers Street on August 22.

Because they were arrested near the Beers Street Elementary School, they were also slapped with possession while within a school zone.

According to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, Bret Toms, 53, of Racoon Drive is accused of conspiring with Sean Moynahan, 29, of Carriage Drive to distribute heroin, a controlled dangerous substance, a third degree offense. 

Police also charged Toms with possessing heroin with the intent to distribute, while within 1,000 feet of a school, also a third degree offense. 

The quantity was described by police as less than 5 ounces. Heroin is packaged for sale and distributed in small amounts. 

According to Hazlet Township Police, Moynahan has also been charged with the identical drug charges, and additionally, possession of drug paraphernalia.

Several Hazlet police officers participated in the bust. They were Ptl. Chris Acevedo, Sgt. Ted Wittke, Ptl. Kevin Geoghan and his K-9, Diablo, and Ptl. Vincent Quinn. 

Det. Jerry Burgos signed the complaint.

Hazlet Police Chief James Broderick praised his department for the arrest, despite the fact the force is down 16 men from its high a few years ago and has no dedicated narcotics team. "Parents would be suprised to know how prevalent heroin is in the community," Broderick said. 

Moynahan was processed at headquarters and released. Toms is being held at the Monmouth County Correctional Facility on $25,000 bail with no ten percent option, set by Judge Michael Pugliese. 

James P August 29, 2012 at 11:49 AM
Great job getting theses guys off the street !!!! These guys are pieces of garbage and they should spend many years in prison, our children are the innocent ones who get hurt by these animals. Keep up the great work Hazlet PD !!!!
bob coulon September 03, 2012 at 07:44 PM
absolutely!! great job hazlet pd!! as a resident of that same block, racoon dr, i commend them for helping to keep our community a safer, better place to live. drugs are destroying our communities. we all have a choice.
Barbara September 21, 2012 at 10:16 PM
I just recently found out about the arrest of Bret Toms who is the father of my 15 year old daugthter. She is a beautiful honor student, who is also pursuing dance, vocals and instrumentals. she is unaware at this time of this pitiful display of his addiction and the lengths that he will follow to feed it. For Bret toms this is a progressive and life long issue which he refuses to address and lives in his fantasy world of denial. He needs to be held accountable before he has part in murdering someone with theses drugs that are WAY to accessible in our communities. It breaks my heart that my daughter may one day have to attend his funeral all due to his selfishness. WAKE UP people, and protect your chidren from vermin like this. Know where your kids are at ALL times. life is too precious. Pray for the weak


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