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Lacey, Waretown Men Charged Nabbed in Heroin Dealing Investigation

Pair were riding in car believed to be used for transporting heroin

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A Forked River and a Lacey man are facing drug distribution charges after the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office pulled over a car in which the two were riding on Wednesday night.

The car, a 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier, was suspected of being used to transport heroin into Ocean County, said Al Della Fave of the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office.

Ryan Tatham, 25, of Forked River and Kevin Kennedy, 30, of Waretown, were arrested after detectives stopped the vehicle on Bay Parkway in Waretown at about 10:45 p.m. Wednesday night.

At the time of the stop, the vehicle was found to be occupied by Kennedy and Tatham and, as a result of the investigation, detectives located approximately 113 individual dosage units of heroin, Della Fave said.

Bothmen  were arrested and transported to the Ocean Township Police Department.

Tatham, of Lakeside Drive South in Forked River, was charged with possession of heroin, possession of heroin with intent to distribute and tampering with physical evidence. He was released on a summons.

Kennedy, of Compass Road in Waretown, was charged with possession of heroin, possession of heroin with intent to distribute and tampering with physical evidence. He was also was released on a summons.
anne greene May 15, 2014 at 10:10 PM
I can think of few incentives for an addict to get sober. 1.) Tired of hurting their loved ones 2.) Loosing and NOW they have to fight for custody of their kids back 3.) Tired of being homeless 4.) They've lost everything they once worked their ass off for 5.) They now have hepatitis or perhaps worse 6.) Hitting rock bottom and feeling like they want to die second they open their eyes or lok in mirror 7.) Tired of being arrested and having fines they can't pay cuz their habitat gets pd for first so now they constantly are being issued warrants 8.) Feeling ashamed, embarrassed, humiliated everytime their family, their family friends, ppl thy were once best friends w reading theirs names on the patch!!! There is many incentives....They just have to get to their very worse!
anne greene May 15, 2014 at 10:14 PM
Just because they don't go to jail at time of arrest doesn't mean they walk away free. They have to face the judge who has no sympathy for heroin. They are facing probation, drug court, fines and possibly prison. Most addicts can't obey probation, pay fines or get thru drug court, IOP OR inpatient programs and end result is jail anyway!!!
anne greene May 15, 2014 at 10:28 PM
I will however mention that I do NOT agree w this Kennedy kid being released. I find it actually quite ironic, shady, strange or weird perhaps that he was ONCE AGAIN released giving all his pending and priors (recently also) charges all of course related to heroin. By no means, am I judging him due to fact he's an addict! I HOPE for his sake n his family he finds strength and guidance to get sober. However, to explain the ironic part of him continuing to be released......I also am NOT to assume if I dont know for sure but i HOPE he's not throwing others under bus so he can continue to live his addictive life on the streets! Man up and eat ya charges might safe ya life!
John Doe May 16, 2014 at 10:22 PM
Great work by the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office. Keep turning up the heat on these drug dealers.

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