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Nov 02, 2021

Brick Police Street Crimes Unit Makes Multiple Drug-Related Arrests this October

The Brick Police Street Crimes Unit (SCU) made multiple arrests during the last two weeks of October, resulting in several charges for possession and distribution of illegal drugs.

On Oct. 18 at 11 pm, SCU detectives observed suspicious activity at the Exxon on Drum Point Road. Detectives stopped Desiree DeMartino, 30, of Point Pleasant, for motor vehicle infractions and investigation led to the discovery of heroin, cocaine, crack and prescription pills. DeMartino was charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin, possession of heroin, crack, cocaine, methadone, Alprazolam, a hypodermic syringe, and drug paraphernalia. Those charges were issued on a warrant, and DeMartino was lodged in Ocean County Jail.

On Oct. 20 at 5:30 pm, detectives observed a drug transaction and stopped Jamell White, 27, of Brick. White was charged with distribution of crack, possession of crack and paraphernalia. White was released on a summons.

On Oct. 22 at 11:30 am, detectives observed Albert Palmieri III, 36, of Toms River, shoplifting at the Wawa located at 116 Brick Blvd. The stop and arrest of Palmieri led to further investigation of Palmieri’s cohorts, Hector Hernandez, 33, of Seaside Heights, and Melissa Scheller, 38, of Toms River. That investigation turned up heroin and paraphernalia.

Palmieri was charged with distribution of heroin, possession of heroin and paraphernalia, and shoplifting. Hernandez was charged with distribution of heroin, possession of heroin and paraphernalia. Their charges were issued on a warrant and both subjects were lodged in Ocean County Jail. Scheller was charged with possession of heroin and paraphernalia, and released on a summons.