PHOTOS: 20 charged in New Jersey heroin, pot, pills sting

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Authorities in Ocean County, New Jersey, continued a sweep of alleged drug dealers, ending with charges against another 20 people.

Prosecutor Joseph Coronato said the effort focused on mid-level heroin, marijuana, and prescription pill distributors.

The investigation, called "Operation Southern Shield," began in March and ended last week.

Along with the charges, investigators say they seized 1,500 dosages of heroin, 112 Oxycodone pills, Xanax, crack cocaine, and marijuana.

$3,700 in cash and a Dodge Charger were also seized.

This comes two weeks after "Operation MVP," also conducted in Ocean County, which resulted in 26 arrests.


Those charged in "Operation Southern Shield" were identified as:

Micahel Araneo II, 23
Hazelton Avenue, Lacey Township NJ
Charged with: Possession of Heroin, Oxycodone and Xanax, Possession of Heroin, Oxycodone and Xanax with Intent to Distribute, and Distribution of Heroin.

Alyssa Everett, 24
Hazelton Avenue, Lacey Township NJ
Charged with: Possession of Heroin, Oxycodone and Xanax, Possession of Heroin, Oxycodone and Xanax with Intent to Distribute, and Distribution of Heroin.

Thomas Rickmers Jr., 26
Clairmore Road, Lacey Twp., NJ
Charged with: Distribution and Possession of Xanax, Possession with the intent to distribute Xanax.

Michael Araneo, 57
Hazelton Avenue, Lacey Township, NJ
Charged with: Distribution of Heroin, Possession with intent to distribute heroin and possession of heroin

Nicholas Picone, 29
Alder Sreet, Lakewood Township, NJ
Charged with: Possession of Heroin, Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute and Distribution of Heroin.

Casey Sinopoli, 21
Clairmore Road, Lacey Township, NJ
Charged with: Possession of Heroin, Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute, Distribution of Heroin.

Joseph Sinopoli, 23
Clairmore Road, Lacey Township, NJ
Charged with: Possession of Heroin, Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute, Distribution of Heroin.

Ivory Lewis, 24
Brynmawr Ave., Trenton, NJ
Charged with: Possession of Heroin, Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute, Distribution of Heroin.

Francis Jarczynski, 32
Main Street, Waretown, NJ
Charged with: Possession of Heroin, Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute, Distribution of Heroin.

Tiemear Lewis, 25
Carteret Avenue, Trenton, NJ
Charged with: Possession of Heroin, Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute, Distribution of Heroin.

Sara Cervera, 20
Bayside Avenue, Barnegat Township, NJ
Charged with: Distribution of marijuana, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of marijuana.

Jonathan Locilento, 44
Hazelton Road, Lacey Township, NJ
Charged with: Possession of Heroin, Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute, Distribution of Heroin.

Marguerit Tyger, 30
Main Street, Waretown, NJ
Charged with: Possession of Heroin, Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute, Distribution of Heroin.

Kevin Kronberger, 25
Main Street, Waretown, NJ
Charged with: Possession of Heroin, Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute, Distribution of Heroin.

Paul Brennan, 53
Harzold Avenue, Lacey Township, NJ
Charged with: Distribution, possession and distribution with the intent to distribute Oxycontin/Oxycodone.

Peter Frate, 33
Perrywinkle Road, Barnegat, NJ
Charged with: Conspiracy to distribute Oxycodone.

Donna Frate, 40
Perrywinkle Road, Barnegat, NJ
Charged with: Distribution and possession with intent to distribute Oxycodone.

Thomas Malone, 35
Millcreek Road, Stafford Township, NJ (Home Address)
Distribution and possession with intent to distribute Oxycodone

Mark Jung, 56
Mizzen Way, Waretown, NJ (Home Address)
Conspiracy to distribute Oxycodone

One suspect, 28-year-old James Hallock, remains at large. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office, Special Operations Group at 732-341-6150 or 732-929-2027.
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