Squan Trio Indicted for Pot Distribution

February raid on Brielle Road home ended with multiple arrests, dead pit bull

A grand jury this week indicted three Manasquan men for their to distribute an ounce of marijuana, documents show. 

Andrew S. Kelly, 25, Justin P. West, 24, and John D. Cameron, 23, face two counts in Superior Court, the indictment says.  

The trio, which shares a Brielle Road residency, is also charged with possession of more than 50 grams of pot, the indictment says. 

They are charged with fourth-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance and third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, the indictment says. 

During the February raid, an agent from the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office Narcotics Strike Force  and side. The dog survived the wounds but was later euthanized. 

The pit bull was shot to protect the safety of the county law enforcement officers, said county Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni in February, then the first assistant prosecutor. 

SquanMom09 September 01, 2012 at 12:42 PM
Seriously all of that for what they got. Big deal. They don't seem like a big time dealer. What a waste of time and my tax dollars. And it's a shame for the poor dog.
Patrick Kelly September 05, 2012 at 08:57 PM
The "journalist" who writes all these articles about this "news" doesn't even have the facts right, regarding the charges, amounts of marijuana seized, whether or not these boys still live at that residency, etc. Spend some time on real journalism, not trying to soil the reputations of three young men who clearly made a mistake.
BelmarKT September 06, 2012 at 03:53 PM
Cops "raided" someone's home for an ounce of pot! Geez! I agree with the other posters - give the kids a break! Poor dog!
Localreader September 06, 2012 at 04:16 PM
What is the current street value of one ounce of marijuana? What is the cost of raiding, indicting and subsequently plea bargaining the charges? Wouldn't it just be easier and less expensive to slap each guy on the wrist and give the pot to some poor soul suffering from MS? Everyone would be happy and no dog would have lost his life.
MattT September 06, 2012 at 09:29 PM
Heard there was a lot more than an ounce involved...does this writer know what he's talking about?


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