Middletown Township police took three members of the Murphy family into custody after executing a search warrant on their Belford residence on Thursday.
The department conducted a month-long investigation into marijuana selling out of the Campbell Avenue property, according to a press release issued by Detective Lt. Stephen Dollinger.
As a result of the search, police charged Daniel Murphy, 23, with possession of over 50 grams of marijuana, possession with the intent to distribute over 50 grams of marijuana, possession with the intent to distribute over 50 grams of marijuana within 500 Feet of a public park, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was remanded to Monmouth County Correctional Facility in Freehold on $15,000 bail with no option to post 10 percent of the bond.
Police also arrested Conor Murphy, 22, on a possession of drug paraphernalia charge and Daniel Murphy, 62, on a contempt of court warrant out of Middletown. Conor Murphy was released pending a court date and Daniel Murphy was released on his own recognizance.
The investigation was conducted by Detective Keith Hirschbein and Officers Anthony Dellatacoma and John Soltysik of the Quality of Life Unit.