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Man Arrested for Distribution of Heroin & Cocaine

March 20, 2019

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Wildwood Police Chief Robert Regalbuto announce the arrest of William C. McNeal (age 56) of Wildwood, NJ for the distribution of Heroin and Cocaine on March 19, 2019.

This arrest was the conclusion of a cooperative investigation between the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Task Force and the Wildwood Police Department Detective Division.

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Wildwood Police Chief Robert Regalbuto announce the arrest of William C. McNeal (age 56) of Wildwood, NJ for the distribution of Heroin and Cocaine on March 19, 2019.

This arrest was the conclusion of a cooperative investigation between the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Task Force and the Wildwood Police Department Detective Division.

On March 19, 2019, McNeal was arrested during the execution of a Court authorized search warrant at his residence on Maple Avenue in the City of Wildwood, NJ. This search warrant was a result of an investigation targeting McNeal for selling heroin and cocaine from his residence, along with other locations within the City of Wildwood. Seized during this investigation were distribution amounts of suspected heroin and cocaine.

McNeal was charged with hindering apprehension, 3rd degree; two (2) counts of possession of CDS/Analog, 3rd degree; two (2) counts of possession with the intent to distribute CDS (heroin/cocaine), 3rd degree; two (2) counts of possession with the intent to distribution within 500 ft. of certain public property, 2nd degree; two (2) counts of possession with the intent to distribute within 1000 ft. of school property, 3rd degree; and endangering the welfare of a child, 2nd degree.* McNeal was subsequently lodged at the Cape May County Correctional Center pending Court Proceedings.

Individuals convicted of a second-degree crime are subject to a term of imprisonment of 5 to10 years in New Jersey State Prison and third-degree crimes can carry a sentence of 3 to 5 years.

Prosecutor Sutherland stated his office will continue to work hand in hand with the local municipalities to target anyone selling illegal controlled dangerous substances. Prosecutor Sutherland continues to urge the citizens of Cape May County 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 Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-465-1135.

* Any charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless he is proven guilty.