Six Ocean County, NJ, Residents Arrested in Drug Sweep
On Tuesday, the Brick Township Police Department announced their latest string of narcotics-related apprehensions and crimes.
Six people have been arrested in three separate but similar incidents that have occurred within the township over the last week.
It was a week ago Tuesday that Brick Police Street Crimes Unit Detectives arrested three people who were gathered outside of Walgreens on Route 88 for an alleged drug deal.
After Ashley Kamaris, 34, of Brick Township was allegedly spotted walking up to a vehicle for a cocaine deal around 6:20 PM, she was arrested along with the two people in the other vehicle -- Louis Whittington and Shaquanda Calhoun, both 35-year-old and from Toms River.
Brick Police said Kamaris was then charged with, "loitering to obtain a controlled dangerous substance, possession of CDS, possession of paraphernalia, being under the influence, and hindering apprehension." Whittington and Calhoun were charged with, "possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of cocaine, distribution of cocaine, and drug paraphernalia."
Two days later, it was a morning drug bust after Brick Police responded to the Quick Check on Route 70 after calls came in about disorderly individuals "who appeared to be under the influence of drugs," police said, prompting BT-SCU Detectives to arrive on the scene.
Once there, police said they spotted, "a residue in the nostrils of both subjects", and discovered them in possession of heroin, oxycodone pills, and amphetamine."
From there, Joseph Karcich, 53. and Dina Karcich, 55, of Toms River were arrested, police said, and charged with, "possession of heroin, amphetamine, Oxycontin, drug paraphernalia, and being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance," and were then brought to the Ocean County Jail.
Finally, on Friday evening, around 9:00, Brick Police said that they were called to an undisclosed area after a call came in about a "landlord-tenant dispute involving a potential theft of property."
BT-SCU Detectives later found the alleged suspect’s vehicle and saw the driver, Christopher Sherrill, 45, of Brick Township try to, "toss a glass pipe containing crystal methamphetamine and resisted Officers’ attempts to place him under arrest," as they approached the vehicle.
Once they searched the vehicle and person, police found Sherril in possession of, "four different types of pills and drug paraphernalia."
Sherril was then arrested and charged with, "three counts of possession of a CDS, two counts of possession of a prescription legend drug, resisting arrest, hindering apprehension, possession of paraphernalia, disorderly conduct, and motor vehicle violations. He was processed and released on a summons."