Township Man Arrested For Heroin Possession In Holiday City

by Patricia A. Miller

Berkeley police recently arrested a Marquis Drive man after a traffic stop that led to the discovery of "multiple folds" of heroin, Police Chief Karin T. DiMichele said.

Patrolman Michael Tanis stopped Christopher Corradino, 32, on Jan. 15 for speeding. Police soon discovered that Corradino had an outstanding Ocean County warrant for receiving stolen property, the chief said.

When Tanis, Patrolmen Scott Rudolph and Michael Ptaszenski went to Corradino's house to serve the warrant, they found he had multiple folds of heroin and hypodermic syringes in his possession, DiMichele said.

Corradino was taken into custody without incident. He was transported to the Ocean County Jail in Toms River in lieu of $10,000 bail, the chief said..

Fawkes January 24, 2014 at 07:15 PM
Martin, Then lock them up for burglaries. Last I checked burglary was still a crime. If you legalized it, the cost would go down since drug dealers wouldn't have a monopoly, thus they wouldn't need to steal to keep their drug habits going. Brian, Right, because the drug war has worked so well keeping drugs off the streets. The definition of insanity is doing something over and over again and expecting different results. You can call me stupid all you want, but you're a certifiable lunatic.
Brian January 24, 2014 at 08:19 PM
I'm a lunatic why? You're the one who wants this to become Columbia. Tell me how things are going there or in Mexico, where the drug lords run those countries. You're not talking about just pot. These are hardcore drugs man. Stupid to even argue with you over this, it'll never happen.
Fawkes January 24, 2014 at 10:54 PM
In Mexico and South America, the drugs are illegal. Thank you for making my argument for me. And you're right, it probably will never happen, because idiot voters elect idiot representatives to every level of government. The problem will only get worse, unless people finally start waking up and realizing the path they are heading down is destined for (at frankly, already arrived at) failure.
John Cobb January 25, 2014 at 03:58 AM
Fawkes if you legalize drugs then you somehow condone it and a whole new group of people become addicts. How do you see this playing out in the long run?
Fawkes January 25, 2014 at 04:26 AM
I don't think your assumption, that if you legalize drugs (whatever the drug may be), that all of a sudden people will start taking them just because they're legal. Drug or alcohol addiction is usually just a symptom of a disease. Generally speaking, it's how people treat some sort of deep unhappiness they've been dealing with. The answer to that isn't to ban the symptom, it's to treat the disease. Either way, I don't see why the government, federal or otherwise, should play a role in this. It has no legal authority to, regardless of whatever dumb laws our representatives think they have the right to pass. The drug war is a very recent development in American history. This country survived just fine before drug war policies were first implemented in the early 1900's, and we'll be just fine when they're finally gone.
Keeping whats mine January 25, 2014 at 06:27 AM
Ashley Massa was a drug shooting house burglar at one time. she has turned her life around tho. Now she just gets pregnant by different men. So instead of illegally stealing she will play the system. Now we get to feed, cloth and educate her bad decisions. Yay for us. Not sure which is worse.
John Cobb January 25, 2014 at 10:36 AM
Fawkes I think you're somewhat naïve about this. Drugs were a problem in this country and there debilitating effects on an unsuspecting public is what fostered laws against them. Morphine & cocaine were used in various snake oil remedies and even in soft drinks. All drugs are fine, as far as making you feel better, they have only one bad side effect-they wear off, and therein lies the problem. I agree the war on drugs is futile, but legalization is not the answer. Perhaps the drug companies can come up with substances to match the effects of the drugs?
Fawkes January 25, 2014 at 12:37 PM
No, what fostered laws against drugs (as well as against alcohol at the time) was religious fervor, but primarily racism. Western-European supremacists in this country believed that by banning drugs and alcohol, they would keep Irish, Eastern European, and Asian immigrants at bay, as well as give themselves another tool to oppress African-Americans at home. The drug war has been selectively enforced, and used to discriminate against minorities from its inception. If you really believe that the drug war has ever been about keeping people "safe" from drugs, then it is you who are naïve about this, not me. As far as your solution goes, drug companies have tried to do that. For example, their solution to heroin has been to synthesize the heroin molecule and develop painkillers like OxyContin and Percocet, which ended up being far more addictive than heroin. I don't see how the path can be anything but legalization. You may wind up with the same number of addicts, but at least they won't go bankrupt to fuel their addiction, and we as a country can save a whole lot of money by not having to waste it in the criminal justice system.
pat January 25, 2014 at 09:48 PM
There would be more deaths than we have now. Legalization is not the answer
Fawkes January 26, 2014 at 03:23 AM
pat, Based on what? Your side keeps saying this, but you have no evidence to back it up.
Therightchange January 26, 2014 at 09:05 AM
Lemme tell ya something. I believe the government overreaches and has their legislative hands in every are by over regulating. Ask yourself this..pot is now more easily becoming legalized. Why? Say what you want but I feel the government wants to legalize pot to one make money two to "dumb" down Americans further. I'm a chemist by living and I can tell you I've done studies on a large array of lasting drug effects. One study showed if a 15 year old were to start smoking pot at 15 and continued to smoke through later adulthood of the age of 35+ they mentally wouldn't be past the age of 15 at the age of 35. When I say mentally I mean education wise and cognitively. You can tell me otherwise but I'm telling you not true. Now heroin studies on humans show that if a person starts heroin at an early age they are dead within 2-3 years. Either the effects of the drug or self inflicted suicide. Fawkes I respect your opinion and much of the Libertarian view. But when it comes to drugs and legalizing it would be a disaster! The minute the government gets involved with drug regulation you can bet they will begin to but even worse ingredients in these drugs. They already are doing so with our food supply with Monsanto. They want us to be fat sick and dumb and let's not forget dead! Population control is their number one priority. Hence abortion being legal.
Therightchange January 26, 2014 at 09:05 AM
*every area
grace January 26, 2014 at 09:35 AM
all in all very sad for this young man and his family...
Fawkes January 26, 2014 at 11:37 AM
I agree with you Therightchange in the sense that the government's motives behind legalizing and regulating drugs is by no means squeaky-clean, and your point about Monsanto is a great one. But the government would still be right about legalizing drugs, even if for the wrong reason. It is a question of liberty, and liberty often means allowing people to make destructive decisions, along with constructive ones. If the government decided to keep us in prison cells and take away any possibility of citizens being allowed to make decisions that would lead to self-harm, there'd probably be a lot less early deaths, but life would not be worth living. I agree with you that population control is their agenda, but not quite as much as control in general. The drug war is just another way that these control freaks get their rocks off, and I'm tired of watching them abuse people for their drug addiction.
John Cobb January 27, 2014 at 03:14 AM
Fawkes, your paranoia is amusing. The bottom line is that obedience to the law is freedom and drugs are illegal. Perhaps we should outsource our prisons to, let's say, China. The more undesirables removed from society, the better for the rest of us law abiding people.
Fawkes January 27, 2014 at 11:10 AM
John Cobb, Paranoia? What did I say that was paranoid? Typical of your side to start throwing around insults when you can't win with logic or reason (which your argument has been void of since the start). It's clear that you're nothing but an authoritarian, and the fact that you would use Hitler's choice word "undesirables" shows you are of a very scary mindset. Also, "obedience to the law is freedom" is something straight out of Orwell's 1984. I really hope that post was a sick joke. Otherwise, you'd make a pretty good case study of what's wrong with this country and its people.
John Cobb January 27, 2014 at 01:34 PM
Fawkes, your paranoia stems from your conspiracy theory mindset. Your view of a world inhabited by drug impaired zombies would truly be a Orwellian nightmare. I suggest that you and the rest of the drug users begin obeying the laws.
Fawkes January 27, 2014 at 01:40 PM
See, nothing but insults from the clown (a nazi-tinged clown, apparently). I don't know what I said that was a conspiracy theory. But trying to slur everyone who they disagree with as a conspiracy theorist is usually the sign of an ignoramus. Also, if you think I'm a drug user, then that just goes to show just how ignorant you really are.
John Cobb January 27, 2014 at 02:24 PM
Fawkes, I quote from some previous ramblings of yours, "No, what fostered laws against drugs (as well as against alcohol at the time) was religious fervor, but primarily racism. Western-European supremacists in this country believed that by banning drugs and alcohol, they would keep Irish, Eastern European, and Asian immigrants at bay, as well as give themselves another tool to oppress African-Americans at home." I'm surprised you didn't bring in the Masons and the Illuminati. Your kind will always foster the idea that someone is a victim, but never responsible for their own failings.
Fawkes January 27, 2014 at 03:24 PM
Racism fueling the war on drugs is mainstream history, you schmuck. Go look at the propaganda and rhetoric used by politicians and their supporters in regards to drugs in the early 1900's. What an uneducated dolt you are. My hypothesis was correct: you know nothing, and anyone who dares brings facts into a debate with you gets demonized as a conspiracy theorist. It's an old trick, and a rather tedious one at that. Go away, troll.
Brian January 27, 2014 at 04:58 PM
Direct quote from Fawkes at 11:10AM today "Typical of your side to start throwing around insults when you can't win with logic or reason" And you go throwing around multiple insults in your last post. Make up your mind. Either it is ok to do that or not… Just saying….
John Cobb January 27, 2014 at 05:36 PM
Yes Fawkes, wipe the foam off your mouth and try to regain some composure.
Fawkes January 27, 2014 at 07:10 PM
Brian, His insults were uncalled for, as I was being pretty civil up until that point. But I have no problem insulting people if I've been insulted. I guess an eye for an eye would be my debating philosophy. John Slobb, when I finish processing you channeling a combination of Hitler and a George Orwell villain, I'll keep it in mind.
styles1172 January 27, 2014 at 07:33 PM
the answer is not to lock them up but to treat them in rehab.they go to prison get high then come back out and start where they left off because they have no skills and no hope to treat them selfs. prison does nothing but make a better crook! when will people realize this. the war on drugs dont work its been proven time and time again...
Fawkes January 27, 2014 at 08:52 PM
styles1172, A logical, sensible point. Just don't say it too much on this site though, lest the all the little trolls call you a "conspiracy theorist."
John Cobb January 28, 2014 at 05:30 AM
Fawkes, it is you that appears to be the troll on here.
Therightchange January 28, 2014 at 06:52 AM
Wow Fawkes is entitled to his opinion here. He has valid points and not so valid points. Everyone should open their minds and understand that if you don't believe in someone's view doesn't mean they are incorrect. Drugs are very bad and I believe the government makes a ton of money on them now, just not the "illegal" kind. We are living in the only country that has pharmaceutical commercials on tv and in ads. Big pharma is the problem with the US, they lobby with politicians and push these dangerous drugs that are "FDA approved. Take note most drug deaths happen when prescription drugs are used (just another study I conducted). Please understand that it's not paranoia that consumes us,. Imagine all the bad things you hear about the government, it's about 110% worse than what we think. Corruption beyond corruption. Mark my words legalization of drugs will be the downfall of this country. That will allow big pharma to get their hands on these drugs and alter them and make them 100 times worse than what they are. Natural organic cannabis will end up having things like arsenic and rat poison in it. I come back to food, they control our food supply with the likes of Monsanto. The question is are we going recognize that not every issue is black and white? Should drugs be legalized? Only if the government stays out of them, but they won't which is why they are legalizing it. That's not paranoia that is my education and what I deal with everyday in a lab.
Fawkes January 28, 2014 at 11:27 AM
Therightchange, I couldn't agree with you more on your points about big pharma and Monsanto. But to me, the answer to a company like Monsanto isn't banning GMO products, it's exactly what non-GMO activists are doing: raising awareness, and getting people to eat natural, organic products. I think the same logic should apply to every other facet of life, including drugs, as destructive as they are. I don't want to live in a world where the government thinks it has the authority to tell its subjects what they can and can't do with their bodies and minds. Whatever the alternative may be, it is still far better than living under a police state.
Heywood January 28, 2014 at 11:42 AM
In reading thru these comments, it seems they've gotten way off track from the beginning story about someone busted in Holiday City for heroin. I'm seeing people trying to push their own agendas rather than addressing the fact that people on drugs are a menace to society. The fact that they may be driving next to you on the roads, preparing your food in restaurants, teaching your children or any one of a number of different activities should scare you. Maybe the War on Drugs is not a success, but for now, it's better than nothing. I believe the posts from John Cobb make the most sense.
jerseytomato January 29, 2014 at 01:58 PM
A previous poster said that perhaps people do drugs because they are sad and/or unhappy. Pardon me, as I'm paraphrasing. IMHO - I think people do drugs for the same reason they drink - because they like the drug(s) they are doing, and the effect(s) that the drug(s) have on them. In reality, drug users only care about themselves and their drugs. As for the township man arrested for heroin - I don't feel sorry for him. It's probably the best thing that could have happened to him.


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