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Deal Police Department
Monday March 5th, 2018 :: 09:04 a.m. EST

Advisory

Press Release: Three arrested for possession of heroin following a motor vehicle stop

DATE: 03-04-2018

LOCATION: Ocean Ave, Borough of Deal

OFFICERS INVOLVED: Ptl Vincent Volek, Det Dan Liptak, Ptl Dan Lokerson + Atok, Officer Thomas Spuler

ACCUSED: Shaquasia Butts, Age 25, Long Branch, NJ, Ian Grant, Age 26, Bradley Beach, NJ, Robert Pugliese, Age 31, Red Bank, NJ

NARRATIVE:

On March 4, 2018 at approximately 11:25am, Ptl Dan Lokerson was on routine patrol in the Borough of Deal with his K-9 partner Atok. Ptl Lokerson observed a vehicle commit a motor vehicle violation on Ocean Ave and subsequently conducted a motor vehicle stop on Marine Place in the Borough of Deal. Further investigation conducted by the officers involved revealed the accused subjects to be in possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Two of the accused were also found to have active warrants for their arrest.

All three subjects were transported to Deal Police Headquarters for processing and charging in accordance with bail reform guidelines. Grant was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, maintenance of lamps and possession of CDS in a motor vehicle. Grant was released on a criminal summons pending a court date. Pugliese was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and was also found to have an active warrant out of Middletown. Pugliese was turned over to Middletown Police after being unable to post bail. Butts was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, providing false information by implicating another and failure to wear a seatbelt. Butts was also found to have active warrants out of Long Branch, Tinton Falls and Eatontown. Butts was subsequently committed to Monmouth County Jail pending a court date.

NO PHOTOS OF THE ACCUSED ARE AVAILABLE

PREPARED BY:
Sgt Brian Egan
Public Information Officer
(732) 531-1113
began@dealpolice.org


Address/Location
Deal Police Department
190 Norwood Ave
Deal, NJ 07755
Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 732-531-1113

Address/Location
Deal Police Department
190 Norwood Ave
Deal, NJ 07723

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 732-531-1113

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