25 Arrested in NJ Drug Bust; LSD, Ecstasy, Cars, Shrooms Among Items Seized

By Brian Thompson
|  Monday, Apr 8, 2013  |  Updated 1:19 PM EDT
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More than two dozen people have been arrested in a New Jersey drug bust that also led to the seizure of more than a dozen cars, guns, nearly $100,000 in cash and drugs that ranged from Oxycodone and Ecstasy to LSD, marijuana, steroids, hashish and psychedelic mushrooms. 

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato said federal, state and local law enforcement arrested 25 people in several counties in what was dubbed "Operation Road Runner."

Those arrested include a Lavalette police dispatcher and an employee of the Manalapan School District. 

Coronato accused the ring of taking advantage of the U.S. Postal Service's parcel service to mail drugs "to numerous destinations, designed to lower transportation expenses, increase frequency of supply distribution, minimize risk and evade law enforcement authorities."

The suspect faces varying degrees of charges involving drugs, weapons and money laundering.

Prosecutors said additional arrests are expected in the ongoing investigation.

 

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