SUSPECTED DRUG DEALER CAUGHT WITH AK-47, 8 kg of COCAINE, THOUSANDS OF PLASTIC BAGS FOR DISTRIBUTION SET TO WALK FREE PRETRIAL IN TOMS RIVER ON FRIDAY.
TOMS RIVER-Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato’s office today said that he is working overtime to keep a suspected drug dealer scheduled to be released pre-trial behind bars.
Rasheed Jaron Sanders is in Ocean County Jail and awaiting his release, scheduled at 4 pm on Friday after a pretrial hearing by Judge Wendel E. Daniels.
Al DellaFave, spokesman for the prosecutor’s office said his department’s officers tracked Sanders down to East Orange where they executed a search warrant. DellaFave said when officers arrived, they found Sanders in a small one bedroom loft, along with 8 kilograms of drugs and a loaded AK-47 rifle.
Dellafave said Coronato and his prosecutors are working hard to appeal Judge Daniels’ decision to set Sanders free tomorrow.
“This individual is part of a large drug distribution network and Prosecutor Coronato believes there’s a high risk that he won’t return for his trial,” DellaFave said. “He was found with an AK-47 and 8 kilograms of product.”
Sanders has been charged with manufacturing and distributing heroin and cocaine. He had over 8 kilos of the product when police tracked him down to East Orange. Sanders also had a fully loaded assault weapon.
Upon execution of the search warrant on February 18th, police located Sanders with the 8 kilograms of cocaine, a hydraulic kilogram press, thousands of empty glassine envelopes used to package doses of cocaine and $5,000 in cash. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Lakewood where he was suspected of distributing the cocaine and processed by the police department before being lodged in the Ocean County Jail.
He’s also charged with use of paraphernalia and possession of a weapon while committing a crime with a controlled dangerous substance, according to his profile in the Ocean County Jail inmate database.