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Lacey Man Arrested After Trying To Trash Five Heroin Bags

Joseph D. Negra
Joseph D. Negra

A Lacey man who tried to discard five bags of heroin was arrested on drug charges Wednesday, police said.

According to Lacey police:

At 9:45 p.m., Officer Michael Verwey, while traveling north on Deerhead Lake Drive, observed a pedestrian make a transaction with someone in a blue, older model Ford F-150 standard cab pick-up truck.

The pedestrian quickly walked away heading east on Lakeside Drive South. Believing that he had just witnesses a CDS transaction, Verwey approached the pedestrian on Lakeside Drive South at Edgewood Road. Tsarnas arrived and assisted Officer Verwey.

The man, identified as 42-year-old Joseph D. Negra of Joffrey Road in Forked River, was found to have an outstanding $500 warrant out of the Toms River Municipal Court. During the arrest at the scene on the outstanding warrant, Negra was caught trying to discard five bags of heroin.

Negra was charged with possession of heroin and lodged in the Ocean County Correctional Facility in default of $10,000 bail.

The investigation is continuing into the identity of the occupants of the suspect vehicle involved in the drug transaction. Anyone with information regarding the suspect vehicle and its possible involvement in the distribution of Heroin is asked to call Officer Michael Verwey at 609.693.6636 x2598 or submit an anonymous crime tip through the police department website atwww.laceypd.org/crime-tips/.


nick February 06, 2014 at 01:58 PM
Awesome! Great job officer Charnos he's the best in the buisness!!
Nick February 06, 2014 at 02:16 PM
Keep locking them up, send a message, you will get caught if you do it in Lacey.
michelle February 06, 2014 at 06:50 PM
Unbelievable. Right across the street. Always people in and out of that house. I will be keeping a closer eye now.
Joey Joe February 06, 2014 at 09:44 PM
@michelle - yep a sure sign that something "no good" is going on at a house is when you see a lot of people in and out all the time...and strangers at that... Seems like lots of dope in this little town...I was amazed that there is a house in Pheasant Run (an over 55 community) that has a 40 something year old living there and he was caught with drugs too. Wonder if the Pheasant Run Home Owners Association knows about that little gem...and if they'll do anything about it.
Nosy Neighboor February 06, 2014 at 10:44 PM
I heard there is wild sex parties going on there to...sex and drugs...now all they need is rock and roll. Maybe we should get little cameras and place them on telephone poles and street signs so we can spy on all our neighbors. We can all get together once a week and watch the footage...beats having to peer through your blinds @Michelle. I'll bring popcorn! Honestly, Dr. Phil and Jerry Springer just isn't cutting it for me anymore and I'm guessing your lives are as boring as mine that you are on here as well writing on this social media site. Anyone going through menopause yet? Cause I sure as hell am! Did you know there are rapists living in Lacey? But by all means lets talk about the guy who gets busted for drugs...I'm so down for a slumber party to discuss this topic! Ok I am done rambling...gunna go back to watching my porn. Goodnight everyone!
tr February 07, 2014 at 01:23 AM
I am happy to see a picture of this negative behavior person on the Lacey Patch. The township should have a wall of shame of these people so that kids know who to avoid. Better yet these people should be placed in blocks in front of the municipal building for days of observation. Harsh yes, ACLU kiss my arce! Break the law, suffer the consequences. Problem is the consequences are lame,useless,limp wristed, non effective, and legal. Maybe it is time for illegal to solve this problem. Find a tree and get a rope!
Nicholas Cage the II February 07, 2014 at 03:02 AM
"I hit the city and I lost my band/ I watched the needle take another man / gone gone , the damage done. " NEIL YOUNG
jersey girl February 07, 2014 at 08:57 AM
he is more evil then the general public knows.
grace February 07, 2014 at 09:24 AM
well @ jersey girl do you care to explain? i am intersted and i am positive the menopausal porn watcher@ nosy neighbor is too .
Robert Yates February 07, 2014 at 10:11 AM
@tr: the picture should not be paraded around until AFTER his conviction. US citizens are innocent until proven guilty and the bill of rights demands no less. This is not even considering the fact that this particular law is stupid and counterproductive. But at least we have a bunch of juicy law enforcement, jail oriented and judicial oriented jobs as a result of the drug war! Yay, go government; another job poorly done. And with all the treasonous and murderous activity that the feds commit daily (with impunity I might add), you want to hang a drug addict. Wow; it is hard not to think that this country is finished.
Down On Drugs February 07, 2014 at 11:38 AM
@ Robert Yates.......My money is on that he is guilty! ....to address you final sentence......time for you to leave the country.
Robert Yates February 07, 2014 at 12:59 PM
@Down on Drugs: you may be right; in fact you are probably right, but that is completely irrelevant. He is innocent until proven guilty. To your last sentence: it is tempting, but that concedes defeat. I am not ready to do that yet.
AB February 08, 2014 at 08:48 AM
they should do public humiliation on all drug dealers and people using. put them on the street with a sign on them stating why they are standing there....
grace February 08, 2014 at 12:08 PM
unfortunately our drug dealers have rights too. our politically correct society will not allow for some common sense answers as to what should be done.. public humiliation might work on one with any morals the others probably could care less @ AB
Michelle Finne Richardson February 11, 2014 at 10:21 AM
great job lacey pd!This new chief really has his at together, everyone should get involved and get these scumbags away from our kids.
Linny February 15, 2014 at 09:52 AM
this is so true.. Since this new chief things are finally getting done around here.. I hope he keeps it up until all of these low lifes are caught.. great job!!
Joey Joe February 16, 2014 at 07:58 AM
@Linny - I think you are spot on... The drug issues in Lacey didn't start over night and they surely won't EVER go away totally, but at least the new Police Chief is putting the horse back in front of the cart.... He's got a tough row to hoe given that there didn't appear to be much done when the old chief was in his state of denial.

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