Middletown Police have arrested an alleged heroin dealer in the River Plaza section of Middletown and charged him with several offenses.
A search warrant was executed at the home of Bartlett Lentini, age 24, of Carpenter Street by the Middletown Police Detective Bureau and Quality of Life Unit on Friday.
Lentini was arrested and charged with:
- possession of heroin
- possession of heroin with the intent to distribute
- possession of heroin with the intent to distribute within 500 feet of a public park
- possession of drug paraphernalia
- possession of hypodermic syringes
He is being held at the Monmouth County Correctional Facility in Freehold, NJ on $70,000 bail set by Judge Thomas Scully of the Monmouth County Superior Court.
Police say that the search warrant and arrest were the result of a monthlong investigation conducted by Officer Raymond Sofield and Det. Kevin Gardiner into the distribution of a significant amount of heroin, allegedly from the residence by Lentini.
Carpenter Street is off Hubbard Avenue. River Plaza is on the Red Bank border.