FREEHOLD, N.J. --Dozens of sellers and buyers were charged following a five-month-long drug investigation in New Jersey.
The Monmouth County prosecutor's office announced the results of "Operation Justice Served" on Thursday.
Investigators say the arrests were connected to a Freehold-based drug distribution network that sold drugs ranging from heroin, cocaine and marijuana to prescription pain medications such as oxycodone and Percocet.
Investigators initially focused on Kenneth Crooms, 44, of Freehold, then expanded to include 12 others who either aided Crooms in the distribution or sold drugs themselves, prosecutors said.
Those charged for alleged distribution and/or sales were identified as:
Kenneth Crooms, 44, of Freehold
Newman Davis, 39, of Freehold Township
Carson Givens a/k/a Carson Crooms, 36, of Manalapan Township
Welman B. Crooms, 39, of Freehold Township
Andre L. Williams, 40, of Bayonne
Kayla Vold, 22, of Freehold Township
Kelly L. Andriessen, 21, of Freehold Township
Erikan Hassan, 34, of Manalapan Township
William Torres, 54, of Freehold
Juan Heredia, 31, of Freehold
Michael W. Garrett, 49, of Freehold
Amanda N. Rivera, 35, of Long Branch
Angel J. Fuentes, 25, of Somerset Township
Authorities also charged dozens of others who were allegedly regular drug buyers. Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said those suspects were "keeping the drug trafficking organization in business."