THC Vape Cartridges, Cocaine Seized In Toms River: Prosecutor – Toms River, NJ Patch

TOMS RIVER, NJ — Cocaine, marijuana, THC-laced vaping cartridges and $38,500 in cash were seized from a Toms River home following a lengthy investigation, the Ocean County prosecutor’s office announced.

Robert Aparicio, 34, of Toms River, was arrested Nov. 21, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer said.

A two-month investigation into drug distribution in the area led to the search of the home, and authorities found about 80 grams of cocaine, 216 grams of marijuana, 62 THC vape cartridges, $38,500 in cash and a high-end security system that could monitor traffic around the home.

Aparicio was charged with possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute; possession of cocaine; possession of marijuana; possession of MDMA pills; maintaining a fortified structure as a distribution facility; financial facilitation of criminal activity; and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was held in the Ocean County Jail pending a detention hearing.

The the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force, Toms River Township Police Department Special Enforcement Unit, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Asset Forfeiture Unit, Ocean County Sheriff’s Office, Toms River Emergency Services Unit and the Toms River Police Department K-9 Unit collaborated in the investigation.

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