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Wildwood Man Arrested on Drug Charges


Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Wildwood Police Chief Robert Regalbuto announce the arrest of William C. McNeal, 56, of Wildwood, for the distribution of Heroin and Cocaine on March 19th.

According to authorities, police arrested McNeal Tuesday during the execution of a Court authorized search warrant at his residence on Maple Avenue in the City of Wildwood.

The search warrant was a result of an investigation targeting McNeal for selling heroin and cocaine from his residence, along with other locations within the City of Wildwood. Seized during this investigation were distribution amounts of suspected heroin and cocaine.

Police charged McNeal with hindering apprehension, two counts of possession of CDS/Analog, two counts of possession with the intent to distribute CDS (heroin/cocaine), two counts of possession with the intent to distribution within 500 ft. of certain public property, two counts of possession with the intent to distribute within 1000 ft. of school property, 3rd degree; and endangering the welfare of a child, 2nd degree.

Officials say McNeal was subsequently lodged at the Cape May County Correctional Center pending Court Proceedings.

Individuals convicted of a second-degree crime are subject to a term of imprisonment of 5 to10 years in New Jersey State Prison and third-degree crimes can carry a sentence of 3 to 5 years.

Prosecutor Sutherland stated his office will continue to work hand in hand with the local municipalities to target anyone selling illegal controlled dangerous substances. Prosecutor Sutherland continues to urge the citizens of Cape May County to report any information regarding illegal drug activity and or any criminal activity within community and that this information can be reported anonymously through the Cape May County Sheriffs Tip Line at and click on anonymous tip, or through the Cape May County Crime Stoppers at 609-465-2800 or Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-465-1135.

Any charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless he is proven guilty.