2017 News Release

March 8, 2017

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State Police Arrest Manchester Man and Seize $1 Million worth of Heroin

Manchester Township, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police, with assistance from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office and Manchester Police Department have arrested Artemio Gayton, 43, of Manchester Township, N.J. after detectives seized more than $1 Million worth of heroin from his residence.

During a week-long investigation, State Police detectives from the Trafficking South Unit discovered that Gayton was distributing heroin in Manchester Township. On Wednesday, March 1, detectives, along with members of the New Jersey State Police Crime Suppression Central Unit, located and arrested Gayton during a car stop. Further investigation led detectives to Gayton’s residence where they seized 10 kilograms of heroin.

Artemio Gayton was charged with possession of heroin and possession of heroin with intent to distribute. He was released pending a court appearance.

This case is being prosecuted by the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice.

Charges are mere accusations and the accused are considered innocent until proven guilty.

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Artemio Gayton

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