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Authorities Seize 7 Pounds of Marijuana from Seaside Heights House, Trailer

Two Seaside Heights residents charged in drug case

Authorities executed a search warrant on a Seaside Heights residence and a nearby trailer Monday, eventually seizing seven pounds of marijuana, cash and drug paraphernalia, Ocean County Prosecutor Marlene Lynch Ford said Tuesday.

A married couple, Vincent Craparotta III and Jenna R. Craparotta, both 30 and borough residents, were arrested and face drug charges.

Detectives from the prosecutor's Special Operations Group along with Seaside Heights police searched the home at 121 Webster Avenue, as well as a trailer on Hiering Avenue, a statement from the prosecutor's office said.

The search was the culmination of an investigation into drug activity.

Police seized approximately seven pounds of marijuana along with approximately $3,000 dollars in cash, the statement said, as well as drug paraphernalia.

Both of the suspects arrested resided in the home that was searched, the statement said.

Vincent Craparotta III was charged with possession of marijuana over five pounds, possession of marijuana over five pounds with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana over five pounds with intent to distribute while being within 500 feet of a public beach and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also charged with possession of marijuana over fifty grams and possession of marijuana over one ounce but less than five pounds.

Total bail was set at $135,000 by Superior Court Judge Francis R. Hodgson, Jr.

Vincent Craparotta remained lodged at the Ocean County Jail Tuesday, records showed.

Jenna Craparotta was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia and released on a summons.

Ryan February 27, 2013 at 10:47 PM
Lol...let me know when they find some real drugs. I think pot is the least of seaside's problems. If only all those drunks were just stoned..watch how fast violence and car wrecks would decline. All of you righteous morons ought to be calling for the bars to be shut down if you're so concerned about public safety.
Ryan February 27, 2013 at 10:59 PM
Oh right, alcohol doesn't count as a drug since it's legal. Well the potheads aren't staggering out into the street belligerently starting fist fights and wrapping their cars around telephone poles.
Ryan February 27, 2013 at 11:27 PM
The bars sell a lot of drugs themselves...beer, liquor, wine. For some reason, people seem to find this acceptable, regardless of how many addictions,deaths, car crashes and hospital trips these terrible drugs cause. I say shut them down. Legal drugs are still drugs.
just the facts February 28, 2013 at 12:24 AM
what a joke seaside is, vinny is already back to work at hemmingways.He is ralated to chief boyd and daddy plays golf with mayor.The a.b.c. is a joke and so is the prosecuters office.
Flygrl February 28, 2013 at 04:50 AM
Why all the slur on family names? All these restaurant owners are hard working people and are doing all they can to make SSH better. And that has not been an easy task considering the years I have known it! May definitely not been a wise choice to deal pot...if that was intention...innocent before guilty..but maybe OC should take a deeper look at what really is killing our children. Heroin...how about spending task force time on that one?

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