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Seaside Heights Motel Raid Results in Two Arrests

County detectives, local cops raid Sumner Avenue motel, arrests pair for drug distribution

A Seaside Heights couple were arrested Thursday after authorities conducted a raid on their motel room, officials said Friday.

Denise Manco and Rondell Moore, both 34, were arrested on drug charges after police raided the room at the Seaside Sands Inn where the pair had been living, according to a statement from Ocean County Prosecutor Marlene Lynch Ford.

Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office and the Seaside Heights Police Department raided room 106 at the motel, located on Sumner Avenue, after obtaining a search warrant, Ford said. Once inside the room, police seized approximately 122 bags of heroin and a small amount of marijuana.

Both Manco and Moore were charged with possession of heroin, possession of heroin under one half-ounce with intent to distribute, possession of heroin with intent to distribute in a recreational zone and possession of under fifty grams of marijuana.

Superior Court Judge James Blaney set both Manco and Moore’s bail at $75,000 cash.

Arlen December 29, 2011 at 10:06 PM
Lets just agree to disagree. Its my right as an employer to drug test. If people dont like it, they dont have to apply. If Walmart is doing that, they can face charges for picking and chosing who to test. No company will check for RX drugs, they are looking for the illegal one's. You would be suprised on how many Ivy league folks do drugs, I dont want them handling any of my PHI nor should you.
charlie January 31, 2012 at 08:43 PM
A pure case of greed. Business owners rent to section 8 trash to keep the $$$ flowing in the off season and as a result the area becomes a crime ridden sewer where no honest people will go.
Tina January 31, 2012 at 08:53 PM
Daniel those condo's are still going up. There are tons already done.
Tina January 31, 2012 at 09:03 PM
how did an article about a fire turn into this. SMH! @Charlie where do you expect the Section 8 ppl to live? Section 8 familes live all over the state. Its not just SSH. And they live here all year round not just in the off season. My husband and myself, we are HONEST and hard working and not section 8, moved to SSH because quite frankly couldn't find a decent priced rental that we could afford. Not everyone in SSH are trash. I am proud to live here. I am sure post full time residents would say the same. For the most part its pretty quiet. And most of the stories you hear about Seaside its someone who is coming from the outside causing trouble.
Tina January 31, 2012 at 09:04 PM
*most-excuse me.

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