Five Arrested in Heroin Dealing Bust

One suspect also wanted on $70K in warrants

Noelle Hurley (Photo: Ocean County Jail)
Noelle Hurley (Photo: Ocean County Jail)
Police arrested five Ocean County people after receiving a tip that drug dealing was happening at a township home on Wednesday, police said.

While on patrol in the Pheasant Run section of Lacey, Officer Michael Verwey received information from a resident that possible drug activity may have been taking place at a Brookdale Drive home in Forked River, said Chief David Paprota, in a statement.

It was reported that a person was seen at a side window of the residence, Paprota said.

While responding to the residence, Verwey stopped a vehicle leaving the suspect home. The driver, identified as 22-year-old Branden Barranger of Old Orchard Road in Toms River, was arrested for possession of a bundle – 10 wax folds – of heroin.

The investigation continued with officers responding to the Brookdale Drive residence, said Paprota, where police seized another 129 wax folds of heroin.

Arrested were Wessley Krempel, 24, of Beachwood; Michael Krempel, 23, of South Toms River; Noelle Hurley, 24, of Waretown; and Ariela Ceko, 18, of Bayville.

Ceko and Michael Krempel were charged with possession of heroin and released on summonses.

Noelle Hurley was charged with possession of heroin and turned over to the Ocean County Sheriff's Department for over $70,000 in outstanding warrants.

Wessley Krempel was charged with distribution of heroin, possession of heroin, possession of Schedule III prescription pills, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a hypodermic syringe. Wessley Krempel was transported to the Ocean County Jail in default of $150,000 cash bail, Paprota said.
GT December 12, 2013 at 12:15 PM
Happy they got them. Hopin they get help n will get clean. Hopefully the dealers will see some time n figure it out. It's a no win situation for everyone if they continue...
letsgetreal December 12, 2013 at 07:55 PM
@Maruca... Why are you so angry all the time? Smile man lighten up....Have a drink ....Cheers
Linda Maloney December 12, 2013 at 08:42 PM
@letsgetreal I got to admit, you make me laugh all the time! You definitely tell it like it is!
Toni Barroqueiro December 12, 2013 at 09:54 PM
im confused.. there was a big bust in Bayville in June and I already know for a fact that the girl who lived in the house and shared in the making and selling of heroin is out of jail because he "talked".. and she has always used and sold.. and... her husband only got 2 1/2 yrs for running "candyland".. they post the busts but not the plea bargains... deceiving....
TRGary85 December 18, 2013 at 01:41 PM
Maruca_Failed_My_Ward occasionally takes a break from licking windows and looking up "funny kitten" videos to post on here
letsgetreal December 18, 2013 at 06:01 PM
@Linda Maloney Thank you Linda....he is just so tired.....LOL
proud December 18, 2013 at 07:06 PM
If you were a former astronaut, gun slinger, America Cup pilot and Indy driver with primary residences in three communities, you would be tired too.


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