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Beachwood Residents Charged with Heroin Distribution

By rlsmetro on
Beachwood

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer has announced the culmination of a two-month, multi-agency cooperative investigation into illegal drug activity in the Ocean County area.

Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force and the Beachwood Police Department Detective Bureau identified a residence in Beachwood as being utilized to store and distribute quantities of Heroin.

Police said on December 18, Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force along with members of the Beachwood Detective Bureau and Patrol Division executed a search warrant at the Beachwood residence.

According to police, just prior to the execution of the search warrant, John Vaughn and Jennifer Vuono left the residence and were subsequently detained.

As a result of the investigation and the execution of the search warrant, Detectives seized approximately 48 Bricks or 2,400 dosage units of Heroin, along with approximately $4,000 in cash.

Police say, Mr. John Vaughn, 47, of Beachwood, was arrested and charged with Possession of Heroin in a quantity of more than One-Half Ounce but less than Five Ounces with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of Heroin and Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe without a Valid Prescription.

According to police Ms. Jennifer Vuono, 38, of Beachwood, was arrested and charged with Distribution of Heroin, Possession of Heroin in a quantity of more than One-Half Ounce but less than Five Ounces with the Intent to Distribute, two counts of Possession of Heroin and Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe without a Valid Prescription.

Both Vaughn and Vuono were transported to the Ocean County Jail and released pending a future court date.