Two Monmouth County Sheriff’s Officers, with the assistance of the drug sniffing K-9 team, arrested two Monmouth County men during a traffic stop on the Garden State Parkway at exit 109 on Wednesday. 1200 bags of heroin, 22 grams of cocaine, $4500 in cash, and a 2014 Dodge pickup truck were seized during the arrest, according to an announcement, according to an announcement by Sheriff Shaun Golden.
Sheriff’s Officers Glenn Sonnaband and Jason Simeone arrested Daniel Torres, 47 of Long Branch, and Alexander Mazza, 46 of Eatontown, who were charged with two counts of possession of Controlled Dangerous Substances and two counts of possession with intent to distribute CDS. The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the FBI Red Bank Office participated in the arrests and investigation.
“The heroin epidemic continues to be a serious and deadly problem. As members of law enforcement we are committed to take action when it comes to combating the proliferation of narcotics in Monmouth County,” said Sheriff Golden. “This great example of exceptional police work helps keep drugs off of our streets, and enhances the safety in communities where our children live and play. I commend everyone involved in the arrests for their collaborative efforts.”
Torres and Mazza are in the custody of the Monmouth County Correctional Institution.