Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and Wildwood Police Chief Steve Long announce the arrest of four local residents of Wildwood, New Jersey, during the execution of a search warrant in Wildwood, New Jersey. 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 Wildwood Police Department.
On October 30, 2014, a Court Authorized Search Warrant was executed by the Cape May County Regional S.W.A.T team in the 100 East block of Spicer Avenue in Wildwood, New Jersey. As a result of the investigation, distribution amounts of crack cocaine were seized along with an amount of marijuana and CDS paraphernalia.
As a result of the investigation, Joel Candelaria-Reyes, (31) years old, Jesus Roman, (25) years old, Jonathan Soto, (26) years old and a (17) year old juvenile were all charged with the following;
Possession of cocaine, a crime of the third degree.
Possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, a crime of the third degree.
Possession of cocaine with intent to distribute within 500 feet of a public place, a crime of the second degree.
Possession of marijuana, a disorderly persons offense.
Joel Candelaria-Reyes, Jesus Roman, and Jonathan Soto were all lodged in the Cape May County Correctional Facility in lieu of cash bail and the (17) year old juvenile was released on a summons complaint to a guardian.
Prosecutor Taylor advises that persons convicted of a second degree crime are subject to a term of imprisonment of 5 to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison; 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 his office is continuing to work in conjunction with each of the local police departments within the County to help rid the streets of these dangerous drugs and individuals who illegally distribute these drugs throughout the County. Prosecutor Taylor urges families to educate their children as to the dangers of these drugs and to continue to 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.