Originally posted Aug. 4, 2011
The Monmouth Coutny Prosecutor’s office has identified a Long Branch man as the leader of a drug and firearm trafficking network. Numerous others have also been charged with being part of this network, including more than half a dozen Long Branch residents.
The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office’s Narcotics and Criminal Enterprises Unit arrested more than 40 alleged members of a racketeering network responsible for the distribution of significant quantities of heroin and the illegal sale of assault firearms around Monmouth County. The arrests occurred between July 1 and August 3, with most occurring this week.
Prosecutors say an investigation revealed the leader of this network was Anthony Stevenson, a/k/a “Nygee,” 43, of Long Branch.
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