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Toms River Police Charge Two Local Residents With Heroin Distribution

Police launched surveillance after receiving a tip

A Toms River woman and a Seaside Heights man have been charged with heroin distribution after police set up surveillance following a resident's complaint.

The exact location of the surveillance has been withheld in order to preserve an ongoing investigation, police spokesman Ralph Stocco said, but police did release the names of two local residents who are facing charges.

After witnessing short term traffic at a known narcotics distribution location, officers approached a vehicle that was occupied by Cassundra Ortiz, 31, of Meadowlands Court in Toms River, and Samuel Sklaney, 25, of Hiering Avenue in Seaside Heights, Stocco said.

As a result of an investigation, a quantity of heroin was seized from the vehicle and both occupants were placed under arrest, said Stocco.

The arrests were made in the general area of Route 37 and Garfield Avenue.

Ortiz and Sklaney were both charged with possession of heroin and possession of heroin with the intent to distribute and were released on a summons.

Ortiz was previously arrested in Nov. 2013 after members of the Toms River Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team executed a search warrant at her residence. During that investigation, Stocco said, a large quantity of heroin and money was seized.
Tom March 31, 2014 at 02:49 AM
Dont defend these guys. If there doing a sting operation on a house and watching for cars he knows whats going on there. Drug Dealers dont like extra traffic at there spot. Also cops wouldnt charge him for distribution if they couldnt prove it.They dont care about the truth they care about a conviction. If they didnt have proof of distribution it would be a possession charge. 4 bag 1000 bags 1 bag it dosent matter. maybe during the surveillance they saw him sell it or read texts from their phones discussing deals. Or maybe the drug dealer isnt being completely honest.
FIMF the ll March 31, 2014 at 05:59 AM
Maybe Magnum is on to something here with the honesty/ truth connection.
I B buggin April 04, 2014 at 05:48 PM
SO fed up with drug users.....
Acsdms April 18, 2014 at 11:14 PM
Hey Sam don't drop the soap..... U= dirt bag... Your aunt=dirt bag.... Your aunt's friend=dirt bag..... So what have we learned today you and yours are nothing, just a waste of space. And if u want a chance in court don't put your lame defense on line it will be used against you. Wow that is how stupid the drug has made you.
Bayville Res April 26, 2014 at 10:00 AM
I didnt read this as any harden criminals involved seem to state facts as seen from the officers perspective. You cant shout and blame innocent but so does everyone thats arrested. Law states driver is in control of vehicle and all its content. So choose your favors and friends better.

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