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South River: Drug Raid on Old Bridge Turnpike

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SOUTH RIVER, NJ -  A large cache of drugs, cash, and a weapon was recovered during a police raid on an Old Bridge Turnpike residence.

On June 15, 2016 at approximately 8:44am, members of the South River Police Department along with members of the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office Narcotics Task Force executed a court approved search warrant upon a residence on Old Bridge Turnpike. The search warrant was issued as a result of a narcotics investigation conducted by the South River Police Department Detective Bureau.

Police report that controlled dangerous substances were located including cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin and marijuana along with various prescription medications including Oxycodone, OxyContin, Oxymorphone, Clonazepam, Morphine and other opiates. Drug paraphernalia and a .22 caliber revolver pistol were also recovered. Additionally, $7,198.25 was recovered and seized.

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According to a report released by the South River Police Dpeartment today, the resident, identified as 37-year-old Leeman Sesay, was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine, possession with the intent to distribute cocaine over a ½ ounce, possession of heroin, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of oxymorphone, possession with intent to distribute oxymorphone, possession of a firearm without a permit, certain persons not to possess a firearm, possession of marijuana under 50 grams, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia.

After processing, Mr. Seasay was transported to the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center in lieu of $200,000.00 bail.

This investigation is active and continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Joseph Castellano of the South River Police Department at (732) 254-9002 ext.106.

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Leeman Sesay are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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