On Tuesday morning members of the Red Bank Police Department
executed a search warrant at a Drummond Avenue residence. The warrant was obtained following a month-long investigation by Det. Robert Clayton and Sgt. Michael Frazee of the department’s Anti-Crime Unit.
Arrested in the raid was Ronnie Simpson, a 28 year old male, who was found to be in possession of nine “bricks” of heroin. He was charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with Intent to Distribute, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Simpson’s bail was set at $150,000 and he was transported to the Monmouth County Correctional Institution.
The Child Endangerment charge was filed based on the fact that a minor was living in the residence and was exposed to the distribution of narcotics by Simpson.
A K-9 unit from the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.
Captain Darren McConnell tells redbankgreen that the raid was conducted on a “no-knock” warrant at about 6 a.m. by about ten Red Bank officers.
Simpson, who was asleep at the time, offered no resistance, he said. “We were in and out of there pretty quickly,” he said.
McConnell explained that a “brick” is actually 50 individually packaged doses of heroin bundled together with rubber bands, so the raid netted 450 hits. No weapons were found, he said.
The house on Drummond doesn’t belong to Simpson, and the 15-year-old juvenile whose presence brought on the endangerment charge is not Simpson’s child, McConnell said.