A surveillance operation conducted by members of the Manchester Township Police Narcotics Enforcement Team resulted in the seizure of 100 bags of heroin and a 2012 Chevrolet Camaro as well as the arrests of two local men on narcotics charges.
The investigation began on Tuesday afternoon, January 19, 2016, when officers from the Department’s Narcotics Enforcement Team began surveilling two individuals in their 2012 Chevrolet Camaro in the Pine Lake Park section of the township. During the course of the surveillance, one of the vehicle’s occupants was observed by members of the unit engaging in a narcotics transaction.
Later that evening, a motor vehicle stop was conducted on the Chevrolet Camaro which was occupied by 24 year old, Ahmid Fisher of Twelfth Avenue, Manchester and operated by 20 year old Peter Degrazio of Martin Road, Toms River. The subsequent investigation led to the recovery of 100 wax paper folds containing heroin which was found to be concealed on both individuals. Additionally, assorted drug paraphernalia was located inside of the vehicle.
Both subjects were arrested and charged with possession of heroin, while Fisher was also charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute, hindering apprehension and possession of drug paraphernalia. Additionally, Degrazio was charged with possession of a hypodermic needle and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Subsequent investigation revealed that the heroin purchased was destined for resale in the Manchester area. Also assisting in this investigation was the Manchester Township Police Investigations Bureau and the Manchester Township Police K-9 unit.
Bail for Fisher was set at $15,000.00 and he was later transported to Ocean County Jail. Degrazio was released on complaint summonses.