September 17, at 7:00 in the evening police executed a narcotic search warrant at a private residence located on Melville Street, according to Detective Lieutenant Kevin L. Faller. Police had been investigating that location for possible sale and distribution of heroin.
Faller stated that the officers involved in the search were Detective Sergeants John Green and Thomas Burke, Detectives Michael Legg, Matthew Jackiewicz, Bryon Morgan, Jessie Orbach and Michael Melody. “Upon executing the warrant, detectives seized heroin, prescription legend drugs, drug paraphernalia and hypodermic syringes,” wrote Faller in a prepared statement.
Police arrested Victoria Albano, 22, and according to the statement she was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, possession of heroin, illegal possession of prescription legend drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of hypodermic syringes. “Additionally, detectives located drug paraphernalia and uncapped syringes in an area where Ms. Albano’s daughter sleeps. The child was not home at the time of the search warrant and arrest,” added Faller.
Bail was set by Judge Louis Garippo at $45,000.00 with no ten percent option. Albano was remanded to the Monmouth County Correctional Institution to await a future court hearing. Ocean Township Police would not provide a photo of Albano.