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Four Ocean Twp. Residents Face Drug Charges; Including 16-Year-Old-Teen

Ocean Twp. New Jersey

Police yesterday arrested three adults and a minor, after a two month investigation that lead to the seizure of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. 

Township of Ocean Police Department executed a search warrant at a residence on Melville Street in the Oakhurst section of the Township.

The search warrant was the culmination of a two month investigation by members of the Township of Ocean Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Bureau. 

During the execution of that search warrant, detectives located marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Four residents of that house, three adults and a 16-year-old juvenile, were arrested and charged with various drug charges.

Joseph Falco was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Gladys Falco was charged with endangering the welfare of a child. 

Stephanie Falco was charged possession of under 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

The sixteen year old resident was taken into custody for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of under 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

His charges will be forwarded to the Monmouth County Family Division Court for disposition. 

All three adults were released on complaints summonses and are scheduled to appear at a future court hearing. 

The New Jersey Department of Child Protection and Permanency responded and determined that the sixteen year old could remain in the residence. 

That agency will be conducting a follow up investigation.