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Area Drug Bust Nets Seven Arrests

The following information was obtained directly from the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. It does not indicate convictions.

Area Drug Bust Nets Seven Arrests

Following an investigation, several area men were arrested recently and face drug dealing, possession and other related charges.

The Bayshore Narcotics Task Force arrested seven men, seizing drugs and drug paraphernalia at four separate locations, as part of its ongoing operation targeting drug activity in the Bayshore region, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said in a release.

The task force, led by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office with the assistance from the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, and Atlantic Highlands, Highlands, Keansburg, and Middletown police departments, executed search warrants at four separate locations in Middletown and Highlands Wednesday overnight into Thursday morning seizing crack cocaine and powder, marijuana and drug paraphernalia commonly used in the sale of illegal drugs.

Kevin “Duke” Allen, 29, of Middletown, was arrested at his Powell Avenue address after investigators allegedly seized crack and powder cocaine and drug paraphernalia. He is charged with: second degree possession of controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute on or near a park; third degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance third degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute; and a disorderly persons offense of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Allen is being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Freehold Township, on $30,000 bail with no ten percent option as set by Middletown Municipal Court Judge Richard Thompson, J.M.C.

Gilbert “Gilby” Davis, 25, of Middletown, was arrested after investigators raided his Chestnut Avenue apartment, allegedly seizing marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Also arrested at the Chestnut Avenue address was Johnny J. Wright, 35, of Woodrow Wilson Homes, Long Branch.

Both are charged with: second degree possession of controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute in or near a park; fourth degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute; and disorderly persons offenses of possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Davis and Wright are being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Freehold Township, on $20,000 bail with no ten percent option as set by Middletown Municipal Court Judge Richard Thompson, J.M.C.

Adrian “Life” Vogelson, 40, of the Belford section of Middletown, was arrested at his Main Street residence after investigators seized marijuana and paraphernalia.

He is being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Freehold,on disorderly persons offenses of possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after failing to post $20,000 bail with no ten percent option as set by Judge Richard Thompson, J.M.C.

And Demitri Kyriazis, 58, of Highlands, was arrested at his Laurel Drive residence in the Shadow Lawn Mobile Homes Park after investigators allegedly seized crack cocaine. He is charged with third degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance, third degree possession of controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute. He was released on his own recognizance.

Also served with arrest warrants were Robert “C” Jeffcoat, 31, whose last known address was Raritan Avenue, Keansburg, and Aarron “Mikey” Butts, 26, whose last known address was, Stoney Hill Road, Keansburg.

Both men were being held at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Freehold Township, on separate charges. The two each face additional charges of third degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance, third degree possession of controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute.

Gramiccioni credited numerous law enforcement agencies for their assistance in this investigation, including: The Atlantic Highlands, Highlands, Keansburg, and Middletown police departments

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant Prosecutor Christopher Matthews of the Office’s Narcotics and Criminal Enterprises Division.

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