Police: Drugs, Brass Knuckles and Nail-Studded Baseball Bat Seized in Belford
A search warrant leads to the arrests of four members of the same Belford family, on various charges.
After a monthlong investigation, investigators with the Middletown Police executed a search warrant on a Campbell Avenue home in Belford on Tuesday, and arrested four members of the Murphy family on various charges.
Taken into custody were Conor Murphy, 21 on drugs and illegal weapons charges and Daniel Murphy, 22, on drug possesion and burglary charges.
Daniel Murphy, 61 and Brenda Murphy, 58, were arrested on Contempt of Court charges.
The Feb. 5 arrests were made by the Middletown NJ Police Detective Bureau and Quality of Life Unit and was the result of work by Det. Kevin Gardiner and Officers Richard Fulham and Anthony Bumbico who suspected the sale of illegal narcotics from the home.
Conor Murphy, 21, was charged with possession of under 50 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of prohibited weapons, which consisted of brass knuckles and a bat with metal nails hammered through it. He was released after posting $3,500 bail with no 10% option set by Judge Thomas Scully.
Daniel Murphy, 22, was charged with possession of under 50 grams of marijuana, possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and on a contempt of court warrant issued by the Middletown Municipal Court.
He was also charged with burglary, theft and receiving stolen property after police recovered items that had been reported stolen from a vehicle in 2010, as well as street signs stolen from several township streets.
He was being held at the Monmouth County Correctional Facility in Freehold, NJ, on $20,607 bail with no 10% option set by Judge Thomas Scully of the Monmouth County Superior Court.
Daniel Murphy, 61, was arrested on a contempt of court warrant issued by the Woodbridge Municipal Court and was held on $757 bail.
Debra Murphy, age 58, was arrested on a contempt of court warrant issued by the Fair Haven Municipal Court. She was released after posting $376 bail.
Police confiscated $481 in cash, and marijuana and drug paraphernalia from the residence.
Tuesday's arrests are the latest in a string of investigations carried out by search warrants in the Middletown area. On Jan. 17, police arrested three young adults on charges they were dealing heroin out of the Belford residence.
On Jan. 30-31, on drug charges. Two people charged are accused of dealing drugs at Hillside Community Center on Chestnut Ave.