Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and Middle Township Police Chief Christopher Leusner announce the arrest of two local residents during the execution of a search warrant in the Rio Grande section of the Middle Township.
The arrests are the result of a cooperative effort by the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Task Force and the Middle Township Police Department Special Services Unit.
On December 5, 2013, a Court Authorized Search Warrant was executed by the Cape May County Regional S.W.A.T Team, in the 700 block of Poplar Avenue in the Rio Grande section of Middle Township. As a result of the investigation, two persons were arrested and 128 bags of suspected heroin were seized along with drug paraphernalia and a Stun Gun.
As a result of the investigation, Christopher Sprague (32) of Rio Grande, New Jersey was charged with the following and lodged in the Cape May County Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000.00 full cash bail:
Possession of heroin, a crime of the third degree;
Possession of heroin with the intent to distribute, a crime of the third degree;
Possession of a prohibited device, a crime of the third degree.
Also arrested was Alyssa Larkin (20) of Rio Grande, New Jersey and charged with Possession of drug paraphernalia, a disorderly person’s offense and released on a summons compliant.
Prosecutor Taylor advises that persons convicted of a third degree crime are subject to a term of imprisonment of 3 to 5 years in New Jersey State Prison. Prosecutor Taylor commented that with the rising number of drug related overdoses, much of which are directly related to the illegal use of heroin, his office along with each and every municipality within the County will continue to be vigilant in seeking out and targeting these individuals who are poising the community by distributing these dangerous drugs such as heroin. Prosecutor Taylor also commented that his office will be prosecuting these drug distributors to the fullest extent of the law and he urges the community to continue to report any information, which may be helpful to law enforcement in bringing these drug distributors to justice. Citizens of Cape May County can report any information regarding illegal drug activity and or any criminal activity within community and that this information can be reported anonymously through the Cape May County Sheriffs Tip Line at cmcsheriff.net and click on anonymous tip, or through the Cape May County Crime Stoppers at 609-465-2800 or 877-465-2801, Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-465-1168.