Arrest Made for Possession of Narcotics with Intent to Distribute

February 25, 2020

County Prosecutor’s office and Cape May County Sheriff engage in joint operations to curtail drug epidemic

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Sheriff Robert Nolan announce the seizure of Methamphetamine and the arrest of Andrew Wells, a 43-year-old resident of the Villas section of Lower Township.

On January 31, 2020, the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, Gangs Guns and Narcotics Task Force (GGNTF) along with the Cape May County Sheriff’s Office were in the Rio Grande area of Middle Township regarding to an ongoing narcotics investigation into the distribution of Methamphetamine by Andrew Wells.

Members of the GGNTF were able to locate Andrew Wells and observed him entering into a vehicle and departing the area. With the assistance of a Cape May County Sheriff’s Office, marked patrol / K9 unit, a motor vehicle stop was performed of the vehicle in which Andrew Wells occupied. Pursuant to further investigation, over one ounce of crystal Methamphetamine was seized from the vehicle.

Andrew Wells was charged with Possession of CDS (methamphetamine), 3rd Degree and Possession with the Intent to Distribute CDS (methamphetamine), 2nd degree. * Andrew Wells was lodged at the Cape May County Correctional Center pursuant to bail reform.

Prosecutor Sutherland recognized the special role of the Sheriff’s Office with their marked vehicle K-9 unit to help apprehend Mr. Wells. Prosecutor Sutherland stated; “Having Sheriff Nolan provide two Sheriff Deputy’s with their unique background of having a direct connection with the county jail, court system and executing warrants, in addition to providing the K-9 unit is a force multiplier for our Task Force that contributes to making our community safer.”

Sheriff Nolan was glad to contribute to the Task Force and stated; “We are proud to provide our Deputies and K-9 Unit to play an affirmative role in investigating and apprehending criminals, in additional to our custodial role with the county jail, in making Cape May County safer.”

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 and click on anonymous tip, or through the Cape May County Crime Stoppers at 609-465-2800, or the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-465-1135.

* Any charges are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless they are proven guilty.