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Ocean County Prosecutor's Office Makes Two Arrests in Drug Investigation

Manahawkin, Toms River residents nabbed in marijuana and hashish bust

Ocean County Prosecutor Marlene Lynch Ford has announced the culmination of an investigation into drug activity in the Southern Ocean County area.

"On Dec. 21, 2012, detectives from the Prosecutor’s Special Operations Group, along with detectives from the Stafford Township Police Narcotics Unit and the Barnegat Township Police Narcotics Unit, conducted an investigation into the distribution of marijuana and hashish in the southern Ocean County area," said Ford.

The investigation resulted in the arrest of two Ocean County residents and the seizure of marijuana, hashish and cash. While conducting the investigation, detectives from the Prosecutor’s Special Operations Group, along with members of the Stafford Township Police Narcotics Unit and the Barnegat Township Police Narcotics Unit, conducted a motor vehicle stop on a green Ford Explorer in the area of 197 Route 72 in Stafford Township.

"A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded approximately seven pounds of marijuana, approximately four pounds of hashish and approximately $2,400 in cash," Ford explained.

The following individuals were arrested and charged:

Amber Morris, 25, of 189 Bowspirit Road, Manahawkin, New Jersey. Morris was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana over five pounds with intent to distribute, possession of hashish and possession of hashish over one pound but less than five pounds with intent to distribute. The Honorable Superior Court Judge Francis R. Hodgson Jr. set Ms. Morris’s bail at $35,000, with no ten percent option.

Terrence V. Farley, 30, of 257 Church Road, Toms River, New Jersey. Farley was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana over five pounds with intent to distribute, possession of hashish and possession of hashish over one pound but less than five pounds with intent to distribute. Judge Hodgson set Mr. Farley’s bail at $50,000, with no ten percent option.

Also assisting in the investigation and the motor vehicle stop were members of the Stafford Township Police's K-9 Unit. The media and public are reminded that criminal charges are merely accusations and that these defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Danny December 22, 2012 at 06:06 PM
I can't wait to move out of this corrupted state. I would say it has to be the worst. Leave and let all the con artist pay for themselves.
Proud Pappa December 22, 2012 at 06:17 PM
Terry Farley?? wasnt his dad a big wig in the prosecutors office not to long ago...big drug advovate too i recall....can anyone confirm this??
rational thinker December 22, 2012 at 06:26 PM
@ Jim b your talking about a 30 year old man who obviously is capable of making his own decisions . If his age was closer to 60 would you still be pointing fingers at the parents ?
Bill Storm, December 22, 2012 at 06:47 PM
No I can't confirm that, but there was a Terry Farley who was In the Attorney Generals office and the drug czar for years and then with the Ocean county Prosecuters Office.
none of yobusiness December 22, 2012 at 07:17 PM
Just legalize marijuana already. Think of all the tax revenue we are missing out on. More crime is associated with alcohol use than marijuana. Not to mention all the law enforcement money spent on stopping it. I personally dont use either but would have no problem with legalizing.
Proud Pappa December 22, 2012 at 09:18 PM
I fail to see any finger pointing here Mr. Thinker...you would just think the kid would be a bit smarter and have some more respect for his father if this is in fact his son..
rational thinker December 22, 2012 at 09:52 PM
Well Proud Poppa I fail to see why you post about father being a drug advocate in the the past if in fact thats even the same relation . He's a grown man and if that is his father then I'm sure he did teach him much better and he chose to do differently. I'm sure he justified it to himself that it's legal in other parts of the country and no harm would come to those who smoked it .
Tsu99 December 23, 2012 at 12:47 AM
There is no relation to terry Farley from prosecutors office nor is it his son. Son is much older and does not live in toms river so u can stop saying things about the family because this idiot is not related to the farleys
poppajon December 23, 2012 at 02:21 AM
Please look for the HARD drug dealers heroin methamphetimine , ect cocane! HUH . come on!
Kyra December 23, 2012 at 02:49 AM
Its friggen marijuana.Heroin and presciption drug abuse is rampant and killing people amd we waste our time and tax money on pot dealers??? Totally ridiculous. Wow, big bust stafford, way to go.
John E December 23, 2012 at 04:35 AM
LMAO..."possession of marijuana over five pounds" most times they are arrested for possession of marijuana over 5 grams!
robin December 23, 2012 at 05:10 AM
omg........not pot???? lol...let it go
dave December 23, 2012 at 12:21 PM
absolutley,when are these people gonna wake up,billions to be made
dave December 23, 2012 at 12:24 PM
they should re-sell the pot and hash,why waste it
sandy bottom December 23, 2012 at 01:59 PM
what a waste of time and money
wookfish December 23, 2012 at 02:06 PM
it's illagel ,that's why..liberals ugg.
Ajv December 23, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Where I'm gonna go
Ray December 23, 2012 at 02:30 PM
Obama is not going to enforce the Federal Law against marijuna use and possession of under 1 ounze. Young people are getting the message that smoking pot is good cause it is legal in Washington and Colorado. Obama, in his book, even neame his pot dealer. He smoked pot and used cocaine and he becasme President. Go figure. We arrest individuals for possessing under 50 grams, they get a record, and it ruins their employment opportunities.
gene smith December 23, 2012 at 03:08 PM
legal or not, having had neighbors who set up shop and were busted (thanks again Berkeley Police!) after months of dirt bags hanging out in front of MY HOUSE, where my Grand Kids come to play, NOBODY wants these drug dealers living next door to them. Try having one move in and bring around these shady gang members and addicts, trading stolen guns and jewelry, etc. Anyone saying anything to the contrary has no right unless they LIVED through this. it's marijuana, but it doesn't stop there, it's always more than just marijuana, as in this case "pounds of hash". When they arrested my neighbors they had heroin, guns and stolen jewelry, pills.. We just thought it was just "marijuana" what a wake up call. if by locking them up for marijuana keeps them and their guns out of my neighborhood then i'm all for it!!! Thank you for staying vigilant even in the face of all this legalize marijuana talk.
Level head December 23, 2012 at 05:04 PM
I could not help but mentally measure the amount of money wasted on the investigation and impending prosecution of this case, as I read the article. Let's get real and focus on criminals. If these types of simple distractionjs were legalized, we might find ourselves able to focus on the real problems in our society. And if you are seriously thinking of moving out of New Jersey because of the rampant marijuana and hash use, well, you are in for a shock: Get ready--here it comes: People smoke pot and hash everywhere in the world! OMG!
grace December 23, 2012 at 09:27 PM
you right on proudpappa...he used to go to the tr schools and speak on it
Larry Cataldo December 23, 2012 at 10:34 PM
WHEN YOU MOVE, DON'T FORGET TO TURN OFF THE LIGHT!!!
Larry Cataldo December 23, 2012 at 10:36 PM
THANK YOU DRUG TASK FORCE!!!
rational thinker December 24, 2012 at 05:25 AM
Gene smith it seems like your issues weren't with pot .people who smoke small amounts of pot for the most part stay far away from shady gang members ,addicts , heroin and stolen guns . Your comment about marijuana and it not stopping there in this case hash ??? Hash is the same as pot just concentrated so in this case it did stop there. THC is harmless
Ray December 24, 2012 at 02:25 PM
The President wrote a book. In the book he states that he smoked pot and used cocaine. He was elected and reelected, so the majority of voters don' t care about marijuana use.
WMS826 December 24, 2012 at 03:56 PM
Death penalty for all drug sellers if you want to end this madness.
Tommy December 25, 2012 at 03:46 PM
It's not madness Rush you only think it is.
Keeping whats mine December 25, 2012 at 06:37 PM
Never happen. All they ever get is a slap on the wrist, no deterrent so it will not end. Almost starting not to care anymore. Sad but true.
donald hinman December 28, 2012 at 11:51 AM
Pot is great. I can work on it. Drive on it. And enjoy family life while on it. Just like pain killers same thing. But this heroin needs to be off the streets. It's bad news people.
Nj Ghost December 29, 2012 at 04:49 PM
one of the problems with pot dealers is that they don't only sell pot...... By buying seemingly harmless Pot you are contrbuting to their wealth and enhancing their ability to survive through profit....Just a thought.

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