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Township of Ocean Police Department
Wednesday January 10th, 2018 :: 11:00 a.m. EST


Press Release: Drug Arrest

DATE/TIME: January 9th, 2018 @ 11:52pm

LOCATION: 900 Block of West Park Avenue

OFFICERS INVOLVED: Detectives Mike Legg, Jesse Orbach, Mike Melody, Greg Martone and Detective Sergeant Patrick Martin

ACCUSED: Wilbert F. Ellis 42-year-old-male West Long Branch, NJ

On Tuesday, January 9th at approximately 11:52pm detectives made contact with Wilbert Ellis on West Park Avenue. During the investigation Ellis swallowed drugs, specifically crack cocaine and heroin in an attempt to avoid arrest. He was subsequently placed under arrested and transported to Monmouth Medical Center for treatment. Ellis was also found to be in possession of eighty bags of heroin hidden in his clothes.

After receiving treatment, Ellis was transported to the police station where he was charged with possession of heroin, possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of crack cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with evidence, resisting arrest, obstruction, failure to turn over drugs, wandering with the purpose to distribute drugs and also possession of drugs in a motor vehicle.

Ellis was transported and lodged in the county jail pending his initial court appearance.

PREPARED BY: Detective Lieutenant Timothy R. Torchia
Public Information Officer
(732) 531-1800

DATE: 01/10/2018

Township of Ocean Police Department
399 Monmouth Road
Ocean Township, NJ 07755

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 732-531-1800

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