Bayville Woman One Of Five Arrested In Lacey Heroin Bust

by Daniel Nee

Lacey police arrested five people after receiving a tip that drug dealing was happening at a township home on Wednesday, police said.

While on patrol in the Pheasant Run section, Officer Michael Verwey received information from a resident that possible drug activity may have been taking place at a Brookdale Drive home in Forked River, said Chief David Paprota, in a statement.

It was reported that a person was seen at a side window of the residence, Paprota said.

While responding to the residence, Verwey stopped a vehicle leaving the suspect home. The driver, identified as 22-year-old Branden Barranger of Old Orchard Road in Toms River, was arrested for possession of a bundle – 10 wax folds – of heroin.

The investigation continued with officers responding to the Brookdale Drive residence, said Paprota, where police seized another 129 wax folds of heroin.

Arrested were Wessley Krempel, 24, of Beachwood; Michael Krempel, 23, of South Toms River; Noelle Hurley, 24, of Waretown; and Ariela Ceko, 18, of Bayville.

Ceko and Michael Krempel were charged with possession of heroin and released on summonses.

Noelle Hurley was charged with possession of heroin and turned over to the Ocean County Sheriff's Department for over $70,000 in outstanding warrants.

Wessley Krempel was charged with distribution of heroin, possession of heroin, possession of Schedule III prescription pills, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a hypodermic syringe. Wessley Krempel was transported to the Ocean County Jail in default of $150,000 cash bail, Paprota said.
Sandra December 12, 2013 at 12:10 PM
Some of those names are familiar. Hope they stay at the jail especially during the holidays. That should put a "crunch" on their holiday drug market.
John Cobb December 12, 2013 at 03:08 PM
If found guilty, I certainly hope these suspects receive some jail time.
Scott Johnston December 12, 2013 at 06:27 PM
Was this the TRS wrestler?
Keeping whats mine December 12, 2013 at 06:56 PM
Southern Golfer should invite them all over for lunch one day. Then they could all sing some songs. You fool
mike December 13, 2013 at 10:09 AM
Mario Lopez April 21, 2014 at 02:20 PM
I know the family from Ariela Ceko,they are good but the mother used to work long hours and double shifts in order to buy new car and a better house in Bayville,it was money and money,spending the night in work to make overtime, holidays etc it was crazy.Well now you see it.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something