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3 Family Members Arrested in Belford Home Search

Police executed a search warrant on a Campbell Avenue home after an investigation into suspected drug dealing.

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.
Rachelle Brown February 10, 2014 at 01:53 PM
Does not sound like much of a bust for a month long investigation.
Anthony Galluccio February 10, 2014 at 05:33 PM
Middletown police should start arresting people who are actually causing real harm... and they should also start worrying about the epidemics of hard drugs in the area... not marijuana.
california February 10, 2014 at 07:09 PM
Exactly ^^ if there were more pot heads instead of dope heads this town wouldnt be going down the way it is-- and man is it going down fast!
J Bas February 11, 2014 at 06:54 AM
In 5 years this probably won't even be a problem the way the laws are dropping and the recent statements made by the POTUS. Concentrate on busting the heroin peddlers and consider giving teens safe places to hangout to keep them out of trouble that would go a long way towards "quality of life" in Middletown.
MiddletownResident February 11, 2014 at 12:05 PM
you really think pot sellers only sell pot?? they sell other stuff too...kid near me started sellin pot then he started sellin heroin and crack cocaine...I never even knew he was until I read it in the patch...a lot of pot busts lead up to finding more than pot in the place they are selling from
california February 12, 2014 at 08:55 AM
Middletownresident: no i dont believe that pot sellers only sell pot however in THIS case, after a whole month investigation by middletowns finest {sarcasm} wouldn't they have come up with more than 50+ grams of weed and some paraphernalia if they were? Come on now.. Its legal in our country for rec use and legal HERE medicinally. People need to get a grip, weed isn't the problem. And no i dont smoke it, i just have common sense.
Valerie February 12, 2014 at 02:30 PM
Weed impairs judgement. Thank you Middletown Police for doing your job and enforcing the law. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/dope/body/effects.html
california February 13, 2014 at 08:38 AM
...alcohol impairs judgement, anger impairs judgement, jealousy impairs judgement... Etc etc, ....
Sean Talley March 07, 2014 at 08:43 AM
Drugs are drugs plain and simple you break the law you face the law

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