Another Lacey Man Busted On Heroin Charges

A 27-year-old Lacey man was busted this week on heroin charges, police said.

On Monday 4:50 p.m., Officers Michael Verwey and Dimitri Tsarnas responded to 2006 Brookdale Drive in the Pheasant Run section of Forked River in an attempt to serve an arrest warrant

Upon arrival, officers located Dillon J. Dittenhofer who was subsequently arrested on an outstanding $1,000 failure-to-appear warrant out of the Lacey Township Municipal Court.

In addition, he was found to be in possession of 35 bags of Heroin. Dillon Dittenhofer was transported to police headquarters and processed.

He was charged with possession of heroin, possession of clonazepam and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bail was set at $35,000 with no 10 percent option. Dillon J. Dittenhofer was lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of the bail.
can February 05, 2014 at 02:47 AM
lol he looks like he's 40
Kyra February 05, 2014 at 06:31 AM
That's what heroin will do to you, before it kills you
The Captain February 05, 2014 at 06:36 AM
This is like every couple days now these Heroin arrests. Glad your getting them off the streets. Plus it lets all family and friends know these guys have a VERY serious problem and to give them help and support. Otherwise it just gets denied and hidden and other people are easier subjected to their Heroin and often theft and related crime.
Chopper February 05, 2014 at 07:01 AM
Guess he's not Hawaii's problem anymore! Now Ocean County can prosecute him. So, he had 35 bags of heroin on him and his bail is only 35k????
Concerned February 05, 2014 at 08:58 AM
It's obvious it was meant for him to go to jail! And I completely agree with Chopper... $35,000 bail? He can easily get bailed out with a bail bondsman for less than $4,000
hardesthit February 05, 2014 at 09:11 AM
Letting him out would be a crime. I doubt he is working a job to get his drugs. Most likely stealing from the rest of us .
Domestic Superhero February 05, 2014 at 09:37 AM
35 bags is only for personal use, not distribution. That's why the bail seems low. Jail is not really the right place for these addicts anyway. Yes they wind up committing crimes and should be jailed for that, but the addiction should be treated in a rehab. Too bad Jersey's rehabs are full. It takes the whole family's full support to help get them clean & stay clean the rest of their lives.
Joey Joe February 05, 2014 at 09:40 AM
just have to wonder what this guy is doing living in a 55 an over community?
Chris L February 05, 2014 at 10:22 AM
Rehab is for people that want help. not for people that get caught
Silver dollar February 05, 2014 at 10:57 AM
Lacey PD Should try to extradite him back to Hawaiia ( for the second time.) He is nothing but trouble for our town.
Nick February 05, 2014 at 12:48 PM
Only a scumbag would use and most likely deal in behaviors related to heroin in their own hometown, polluting the youth and committing crimes in a place that used to be great to live in. You can expect this from someone who doesn't care about Lacey, not someone who was born and raised in Lacey. Make the choice to be a part of the solution, not the problem.
Nicholas Cage the II February 05, 2014 at 01:17 PM
I've seen the needle and the the damage done/ a little part of it in everyone/but every Junkies like the settin sun . NEIL YOUNG "Needle and the damage done"
makemyday February 05, 2014 at 01:25 PM
Lock him up! These users are wrecking havoc in communities. If they have drug problems, why should working people be robbed, our cars broken into, all because these addicts can't or won't help themselves. I'm tired of paying for their problems! Lock them up, I don't feel sorry for any of them. No one is forcing them to do these drugs, why should we have to deal with their lack of self control.
tr February 05, 2014 at 01:32 PM
The Conservation Corps that was established during the depression of the 1920's helped many misquided young people find skills and self esteem that changed their lives. The work they did then we are all benefitting from today in the way of parks, water systems, roads,etc. Yes, they lived in camps and were moved around in trucks, but, they were not stealing to support drug habits! CC's may be the answer? Give these addicts shovels and picks instead of enabling them with tv, computers, radios, music,movies,barbell sets, etc. That is what jail gives them. No work no food, no work no water, no work no place to go, no work no life! I will bet they will choose to live, if not it was their choice anyway continuing to use drugs. Harsh yes, but, it has worked before. The CC's was not "job corp". It was not in the city or around any towns. These camps were in the middle of no where, like in the mountains of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Mcquire airforce base has a C-130 leaving at noon. Parachute issued at time of boarding!
Mama February 05, 2014 at 01:34 PM
What is locking them up going to do for them? We're paying for it out of our taxes remember. The right place for these heroin addicts or another addict is in rehab. And if you people read the article correctly, he has no 0% option. So he will sit in jail for awhile. He will most likely go thru withdrawl and be treated for that. What we have to find out, where he purchased the heroin, this will help law enforcement catch these killers.
Justin Rod February 05, 2014 at 02:44 PM
@Renee - no, he can't. There is no 10% option on his bail.
Down On Drugs February 05, 2014 at 04:55 PM
We're wasting too much time and money on all these users and dealers. Rehab? BS! Let him out.....with any luck he'll OD and we'll be done with him.
Nicholas Cage the II February 05, 2014 at 05:04 PM
@ Justin Rod actually Renee is correct . No ten percent means, they now have to use a bail bonds company to get out for 10% of the bail .if he had a 10% option he could get out with a family member for 3,500$ and not have to use or pay a bail bonds .(long story short no ten % means a bail bonds can still get you out for 10 % but you must pay their fee)
Clementine Snide February 05, 2014 at 07:31 PM
If there was a combination of what @tr endorses and what @mama endorses, these addicts might get clean... stay clean...become productive... learn about themselves... interesting potential.
JaeRokk February 06, 2014 at 12:10 AM
On average, it take a herion addit 7 times in rehab to finally get clean. It's a chilling statistic, because most of them don't get that many chances. But no one can help those who do not want help. And if that's the case, let him continue to fall into that black hole. It's sad to see these 15-30 year olds getting sucked into this lifestyle. There's so much else out there to live for, and they rather get high. Pathetic.
Joey Joe February 06, 2014 at 09:58 PM
@tr - I like your idea. Don't know if Pakistan and Afghanistan are places they should be put to work thou. I think there are plenty of homes in neighborhoods right here in Lacey where these addicts could be taught a trade...carpentry, plumbing, electrical, painting etc... It would give them something to do and allow them to learn something that would pay benefits in the long run. After their work day is done I think they should go back to the slammer and start all over the next day with strict supervision.
tr February 07, 2014 at 01:30 AM
Lacey township already has facilities set up for this type of program at the the Forked River Game Farm facility on Route 9. Let the Township Committee get something started in a positive venue NOW!
Joey Joe February 07, 2014 at 05:05 AM
@tr - I thought about what you posted re: Game Farm... I didn't know about that... Wonder how many of the addicts would scream that it's against their rights to be made to "WORK & LEARN Something."
The Peoples Champ February 08, 2014 at 12:34 PM


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