May 08, 2015
Authorities in Cape May County arrested 15 people on Thursday and seized more than $440,000 in cash from 10 homes in what the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office called "Operation Dream Chaser."
According to NJ.com, taxi drivers, a commercial fisherman, and a hairdresser were among those arrested after authorities searched 20 vehicles and a pair of storage units. Ten firearms and three motorcycles were seized in the operation.
A release from the Camden County Prosecutor's Office issued on Thursday said that the investigation is ongoing and searches will continue.
Authorities say the ringleader of the operation was 33-year-old Javier Alicia-Garcia, who is charged with being the leader of a narcotics trafficking network, first-degree manufacturing, distributing, or dispensing heroin, and second-degree conspiracy to distribute heroin.
Three other people were charged with first-degree manufacturing, distributing, or dispensing heroin and second-degree conspiracy to distribute heroin.
The Drug Enforcement Administration, the State Police, and the Atlantic and Cumberland County prosecutor's offices, as well as several local police departments, participated in the investigation.
Read more at NJ.com.