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Man Indicted on Charges He Had Heroin, Methylone Near Bicentennial Park

Bicentennial Park is at Twin Brooks Ave. and Route 35, near the Kohl's shopping plaza.

Monmouth County Criminal Court in Freehold
Monmouth County Criminal Court in Freehold
A grand jury in Freehold has voted that a Barnegat man will answer charges in court that he came to Middletown in possession of illegal drugs on November 4, and planned to distribute them while in the vicinity of Bicentennial Park at Twin Brooks Ave. and Route 35.

Louis M. Coscia, 34 of Third Street in Barnegat is facing six counts of possession and intent to distribute heroin and Methylone near a place the public gathers. 

According to the Drug Enforcement Administration fact sheet, Methylone -- formally identified as  3,4 Methylenedioxy-methcathinone -- is a "designer drug" also known as "bath salts," "Molly," and "Explosion." 

The formal charges of possession with intent to distribute Methylone, and intent to distribute Methylone or heroin while near a public park, are considered second degree crimes and could result in a potential penalty of 5-10 years in jail if a defendant is convicted.  

The rest of the charges are considered third degree offenses, punishable by 3-5 years in jail if convicted,

The June 26 indictment by a grand jury in Monmouth County is merely a formally charge, and not a conviction.  Defendant are presumed innocent, unless found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt following trial. 


Middletown friend June 30, 2014 at 11:06 AM
Might be trying to sell them to the customers of the Methadone Clinic nearby on Route 35!

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