A Villas woman has been charged with a number of drug violations following her arrest by Cape May County authorities.

Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland, Chief Kevin Lewis of the Lower Township Police Department, and Chief John Stevenson of the North Wildwood Police Department have announced the arrest of Dawn Corcoran, 51, of Villas.

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On Wednesday, officials from a number of departments executed a search warrant at Corcoran's home on Bay Avenue in Villas.

As a result of the search, over ½ ounce of suspected cocaine, under ½ ounce of suspected heroin, under ½ ounce of suspected methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, a .22 caliber long rifle, .22 caliber ammunition, and approximately $11,505.00 were seized.

Corcoran has been charged with the following:

  • Three counts of possession of CDS (heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine), crimes of the third degree
  • One count of distribution of CDS, a crime of the second degree (cocaine)
  • Two counts of distribution of CDS, crimes of the third degree (heroin and methamphetamine)
  • Money laundering, a crime of the third degree
  • Certain person not to possess ammunition, a crime of the fourth degree
  • Certain person not to possess a firearm, a crime of the second degree
  • Possessing a firearm while being in possession of CDS, a crime of the second degree

After being processed, Corcoran received a summons for a court appearance.

Cooperating in the investigation and the arrest were a number of departments, including the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns, and Narcotics Task Force, the Lower Township Police Department, the North Wildwood Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Cape May County Regional SWAT Team.

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