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Wall Man Busted For Allegedly Having 50 Bags Of Heroin

From the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office:

A 26-year-old Wall Township man was arrested Monday on charges of possessing 50 bags of heroin and other drugs, according to Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Gregory J. Reynolds Jr., of Lee Street, was arrested Monday in a commercial parking lot at Route 35 and 18th Avenue where he was found in possession of heroin.

Police later executed a search warrant of his residence, at 1159 Lee Street, in the West Belmar section of the township, where quantities of cocaine, marijuana, prescription medications and a substance believed to be “molly,” an illegal substance similar to the illegal drug “ecstasy” were seized.

The investigation revealed Reynolds supplied a variety of illegal narcotics, predominantly heroin, to juveniles and young adults in the southern Monmouth County region.

Subsequent to being processed at Wall Township Police Department headquarters, Reynolds was lodged in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Freehold Township, in lieu of $160,000 bail, as set by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Honora O’Brien Kilgallen.

Despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, following a trial at which the defendant has all of the trial rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and State law.


Jennifer P February 21, 2014 at 03:42 PM
This guy lives right around the corner from my house. I walk past here with my dogs every day. This is so disturbing that this type of drug use/abuse is happening right under our noses. West Belmar is such a family neighborhood, kids everywhere riding bikes, playing in the streets. More and more the riff raff has dragged it down. Drug deals by the water tower, older kids smoking weed in the school play ground. I do not understand why a higher police presence cannot be made in areas they know are a higher risk. I would LOVE to see the police driving up and down our streets on a more regular basis instead of them being parked in the ShopRite parking lot looking for speeders. I do not even want my 12 yr old walking around the neighborhood alone anymore. It is so sad.
BP February 21, 2014 at 11:51 PM
Non of this was happening when Bush was in office. Obama is ruining America
Courtney February 22, 2014 at 07:40 AM
@Jennifer P I couldn't agree with you more. I live on.... 17th ave and my son has come home on more then one occasion complaining about the older kids at the park smoking funny smelling cigarettes.. called the cops numerous times to find out the kids have already left the park.. I'm tired of our town being dragged down and the cops not making it in time.. not that our cops aren't great because they are but how about looking for speeders on my road then that way there still in the neighborhood.. I can't even let my kid walk to the bus stop so afraid there going too get hit by a car that's not paying attention. I just want our neighborhood back!!!!!!!
Mickey Brewster February 22, 2014 at 08:46 AM
Years ago the Chief asked for cameras to be set up on the WB playground. As I remember it could not be decided who would have the burden of expense, the Town or the BOE. What would be the harm of a walking patrol? Wall has so few neighborhoods with sidewalks that are walkable, I think it would make the residents feel more secure as well as be a constructive relationship builder with the Wall PD. As to Mr.Parking Enforcement? Ever know someone who got a ticket from him? He's a major windfall of $$ for the town and $$ is where it's at. Just like the busting of out of town people for outstanding tickets. Major revenue!
Jennifer P February 22, 2014 at 10:01 AM
I do not think setting a camera up at the playground is the answer at all. I personally think that would take away from the police's responsibility from patrolling and if they place one here are they going to place one at every park in Wall? I think that the added expense would be silly when having the police, who are already being paid to "PATROL" could just drive through the neighborhoods as opposed to parking on the sides of the highways looking for speeders. Besides, the issues are SO much bigger than at the playground... I understand that the town is large and there is a lot going on. I am in know way saying that the Wall PD is not doing their jobs as they are. I just feel that the times have changed and obviously there are bigger issues at hand and the safety of our children, our neighborhoods, etc are more important than the person doing 45 in a 40. Sadly all of West Belmar does not have sidewalks so it is not a truly walk-able neighborhood as people like to believe. I do not believe having an officer on foot would make sense but that is JMO. I mean having an officer chit chat with people is always nice but I do not think anyone here in the neighborhood has any issue with the Wall PD, and they would be thrilled to see them making a stronger impact in the neighborhood. In the spring & summer months having a pair of officers cruising WB & north wall on bikes might make more sense, but in reality most people do not get a greater sense of security by officers on bicycles. The biggest benefit to this though may be if they stop and speak with the kids, are personable and friendly... approachable. I live on Curtis and have personally called the police several times when I have seen drug deals taking place at the corner where the water tower is. You know your neighbors, you know what looks normal, you know who should be here and who shouldn't. If you see something say something. It is very simple. But if it takes 10 minutes for the police to show up, what's the point.


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