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Multi-Department Raid Results in Drug Arrests

Kyle Marrero and Kevin Edinger were arrested for alleged possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute; additional arrests are expected

Two Lanoka Harbor men were arrested for alleged possession of drugs after Detectives from the Prosecutor’s Special Operations Group and Lacey Township Police executed a search warrant.

Kyle Marrero, 31 and Kevin Edinger, 32, both of 705 Hazelton Avenue, were charged with possession of marijuana and more on Thursday, Jan. 19.

As a result of the search warrant, police found approximately four pounds of marijuana valued around $20,000. They also found assorted drug paraphernalia including a digital scale and packaging materials, which are associated with the distribution of controlled dangerous substances, police said.

Marrero was charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bail was set at $50,000 with no 10 percent option.

Edinger was charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bail was set at $25,000 with no 10 percent option.

The investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are expected.

The Lacey Township Police Department, Ocean County Regional SWAT Team and the Ocean County Sheriffs Department K-9 Unit assisted in the investigation.

cleanteeth January 20, 2012 at 10:48 PM
Let's just see how long they stay off the streets!!!!
Jeff January 20, 2012 at 11:04 PM
Way to go, how about finding the people who are selling the drugs that are bringing the town down.
charlotte January 20, 2012 at 11:51 PM
Weird comments. I think "good job". Marijuana is illegal and not good for our children. Legal marijuana for medicinal purposes should be by prescription. $20K of (illegal) marijuana sounds like a huge amount to me. Are taxes paid on that income????
Sharon January 20, 2012 at 11:53 PM
Really, would " good and harmless people" intentionally break the law? What an ignorant comment. Get them, and every other drug dealer off of the street. The fact of the matter is that marijuana is an illegal substance, whether u like that or not. I live within feet of a known drug dealer, and each day I fear for the safety of my family. My husband and I are hard working professionals, and do not deserve this. I say we band together and clean up this town before it gets any worse!
nick January 21, 2012 at 12:10 AM
I happen to know for a fact through many personal trials and tests that marijuana is good for the soul..My question is what's this world coming to when man can't have 4 pounds of marijuana in his own home for his own personal use.
tommy chong January 21, 2012 at 12:37 AM
yes sharon because emergency rooms are full of people overdosing on pot. odds are the drug dealers next to you are dealing the dangerous drugs, meth , heroin, crack. the kind of drugs that make people rob houses and people. i,ve seen plenty of drunks go into rages and fights over nonsense. when is the last time you heard of someone exploding into a rage after smoking a joint. ? they might get a little bummed maybe when their order at white castles didnt come out right. lacey cops need to go after the real criminals not guys eating cheese doodle playing on their x boxes .
concernedear January 21, 2012 at 12:44 AM
good and harmless can be said , you don't know them don't judge. Your ignorant for judging , you cant always believe what you read here on Lacey patch they don't even have the correct ages or information..Bad for our children? Why dont you parents have sit downs with your children so they know right from wrong , people don't force people to buy drugs .. what do you think people stand around with billboards that say "buy drugs from me" people buy them because its there own choice . If marijuana is so illegal and such a terrible thing than maybe they shouldn't prescribe it for medical reasons. They should worry about worse things like dope , thats what you should worry about your children getting a hold of something you could over dose and die from not something harmless. I bet your neighbors are such terrible drug dealers how do you know what goes on there , are you in there house? Your so fearful but you have nothing to worry about unless your buying and doing the drugs yourself , drug dealers don't go around killing people its a CHOICE to buy them , its peoples own stupidity . 20K I bet everyone wishes they could make that and not pay taxes on it , especially with this economy , you don't ever know the situation someone can be in . Bob Marley once said "Before you point fingers , make sure your hands are clean" - or does that go out the window because he smoked pot also? Look at statistics most people have tried it once in there life , don't be so judgmental.
Jim January 21, 2012 at 12:47 AM
Good job Lacey P.D.
tr January 21, 2012 at 12:49 AM
I think that the DOG was the key to this investigation. Happy to see that Ocean County has one and that the county Prosceutor is willing to use it. The indiviuals should be sentenced to random drug testing for a 5 year period and community service of attending Municipal Alliance meetings for the next 5 years to absorb behavior modification techniques. If they refuse they would be remanded to general population at East Jersey State(RAHWAY). Their choice!!!!!
John January 21, 2012 at 01:01 AM
Harmless People? Look what a quick google search found? http://florida.arrests.org/Arrests/Kyle_Marrero_3033358/
charlotte January 21, 2012 at 01:23 AM
Some of the comments seem to suggest that it was ok to illegally traffic marijuana. Troubling and hoping you are NOT passing that message to your children. I am certain that learning and marijuana (primary or secondary smoke) DO NOT go good together. Everyone loves their children. Better choices will benefit your children and that is what is important.
Sharon January 21, 2012 at 01:26 AM
So apparently Concernedear does not read news papers or watch news and educate himself/ herself to see that drug dealers most often carry guns, and that every once in a while a drug deal tends to go bad! So, yes I fear that maybe, just maybe one day when my kids are riding their bikes in our driveway, a drug deal goes south and a gun fires or a fight erupts! God bless our men and women who patrol our streets, and fight every day for the safety of us all, including Ignorant people like you!
Starbrite123 January 21, 2012 at 01:35 AM
Free Kyle !
Sharon January 21, 2012 at 01:47 AM
If that were my son, I would wonder what I did wrong! Then, I would make him be accountable for his mistakes, pay his debt to society, and enter a drug rehab. And by the way, all you have to do is google the long term effects of marijuana use and clearly see that one can in fact die from its use.
John January 21, 2012 at 01:55 AM
Imagine if all that pot in the house went missing? Someone steals it? Do you really think violence would not happen? People would not get hurt? Drugs hurt people and destroy lives... Peace Love Dope...They owed big $$ to someone for all that stuff.... get it off the streets. I don't think anyone mentioned is a bad person, just bad choices.
Phil Ashio January 21, 2012 at 02:03 AM
I don't think 4 pounds was for personal use nick
mj1223 January 21, 2012 at 05:47 AM
I have never heard of anyone overdosing from smoking a joint. And even tho it may be illegal now- it won't be 4 ever... Especially since they are legalizing it 4 medical purposes. & sharon- its not ur son.. Soooo Maybe we should question ur parenting considering ur judging people u know nothing about.
Starbrite123 January 21, 2012 at 07:53 AM
Ask yourself this in five years or so when marijuana is completely legal will these two be looked at as vilians still ? I look at it as being similar to the probation days when bootlegging alcohol was illegal thing to drink .for all you race fans rum running was the start of NASCAR
Linny January 21, 2012 at 02:13 PM
Check the side and back of Walmart lacy Police..thats where I saw a bunch of guys hanging out and they weren*t having afternoon tea thats for sure.. Please bring back this town to our people and children and get rid of all these lowlifes.. please..

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