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A large amount of drugs, $30,000 in cash and weapons were also seized during the investigation.

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A total of 27 people were arrested and charged after 16 search warrants were executed at homes in Cape May and Cumberland counties, authorities announced on Wednesday. The search warrants were executed early Tuesday morning, Sept. 11, and served as the conclusion of "Operation Forefathers," a large scale narcotics investigation initiated by the Cape May and Atlantic County Prosecutor's Offices and the DEA.

The investigation targeted the sale of heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, prescription pills, and marijuana in the Woodbine and Millville areas. Harold Santiago, George Williams, Tracey Kluska, and Isiah Fitzpatrick were identified as the leaders of the drug ring, and $30,000, two semiautomatic handguns and a shotgun were seized as part of the investigation.

Along with the 27 arrests and previously mentioned seizures, police also seized 13 vehicles, along with approximately 6,540 bags of suspected heroin, 6 ounces of suspected methamphetamine, 2 ounces of suspected raw heroin, and numerous pounds of marijuana. The suspected heroin has an approximate street value of $77,000, and the suspected methamphetamine has an approximate street value of $16,000.

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The following is in the information concerning those arrested, provided by the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office:

Harold E. Santiago, 31 years old, residing in the 300 block of Madison Avenue, Woodbine, was
charged with leader of a narcotics distribution network, a crime of the 1st degree; conspiracy to
distribute CDS, a crime of the 2nd degree; conspiracy to possess CDS, a crime of the 3rd degree; and
conspiracy to possess a firearm, a crime of the 2nd degree. Santiago was lodged in the Cape May
County Correctional Facility pending Court proceedings.

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George T. Williams, 57 years old, residing in the 2400 block of Buttonwood Lane, Millville, was
charged with leader of a narcotics distribution network, a crime of the 1st degree; conspiracy to
distribute CDS (heroin), a crime of the 2nd degree; conspiracy to possess CDS (heroin), a crime of the
3rd degree; possession with intent to distribute heroin, a crime of the 2nd degree; possession of CDS
(cocaine), a crime of the 3rd degree; possession of CDS (heroin), a crime of the 3rd degree; and
possession of marijuana, a disorderly persons offense. Williams was lodged in the Cumberland County
Jail pending Court Proceedings.

Tracy D. Kluska, 44 years old, residing on Route 50 in Oceanview, was charged with leader of a
narcotics distribution network, a crime of the 1st degree; possession of CDS, a crime of the 3rd degree;
possession with intent to distribute CDS, a crime of the 4th degree; possession of a high capacity

magazine, a crime of the 4th degree; possession of CDS, a disorderly persons offense; and possession
with intent to dispense drug paraphernalia, a crime of the 4th degree. Kluska was lodged in the Cape
May County Correctional Facility pending Court proceedings.

Isiah T. Fitzpatrick, 28 years old, residing in the 100 block of DeHirsch Avenue, Woodbine, was
charged with distribution of CDS, a crime of the 1st degree; maintaining a CDS production facility, a
crime of the 1st degree; conspiracy to distribute CDS, a crime of the 2nd degree; distribution of CDS
(methamphetamine), a crime of the 2nd degree; unlawful possession of a handgun, a crime of the 2nd
degree; possession of a community firearm, a crime of the 2nd degree; certain person not to possess a
firearm, a crime of the 2nd degree; endangering the welfare of a child, a crime of the 2nd degree;
conspiracy to possess CDS, a crime of the 3rd degree; possession of CDS (heroin), a crime of the 3rd
degree; possession of CDS (marijuana), a crime of the 3rd degree; possession of CDS (prescription
drugs), a crime of the 3rd degree; money laundering, a crime of the 3rd degree; possession of CDS
(marijuana), a crime of the 4th degree; and obstruction, a crime of the 4th degree. Fitzpatrick was
lodged in the Cape May County Correctional Facility pending Court proceedings.

Joshua D. Wigglesworth, 29 years old, residing in the 500 block of Kings Highway, South
Seaville, was charged with conspiracy to distribute CDS, a crime of the 2nd degree; possession of CDS
with intent to distribute (methamphetamine), a crime of the 2nd degree; conspiracy to possess CDS, a
crime of the 3rd degree; possession of CDS (marijuana) with intent to distribute, a crime of the 3rd
degree; possession of CDS (methamphetamine), a crime of the 3rd degree; possession with intent to
distribute CDS (heroin), a crime of the 3rd degree; possession of CDS (heroin), a crime o the 3rd
degree; possession of CDS (marijuana), a crime of the 4th degree, possession of drug paraphernalia, a
crime of the 4th degree; possession of a firearm (handgun) during a CDS offense, a crime of the 2nd
degree; possession of a firearm (shotgun) during a CDS offense, a crime of the 2nd degree; unlawful
possession of a handgun, a crime of the 2nd degree; money laundering, a crime of the 3rd degree.
Wigglesworth was lodged in the Cape May County Correctional Facility pending Court proceedings.

Sarah E. Burnett, 26 years old, residing on Steelmantown Road, Woodbine, was charged with
conspiracy to distribute CDS, a crime of the 2nd degree; conspiracy to possess CDS, a crime of the 3rd
degree; possession of CDS, a crime of the 3rd degree; possession of drug paraphernalia, a disorderly

persons offense; and possession of a hypodermic needle, a disorderly persons offense. Burnett was
lodged in the Cape May County Correctional Facility pending Court proceedings.

Kyle W. Calise, 29 years old, residing on Mooring Circle, Oceanview, was charged with
conspiracy to distribute CDS, a crime of the 2nd degree; possession of CDS with intent to distribute
(methamphetamine), a crime of the 2nd degree; conspiracy to possess CDS, a crime of the 3rd degree;
possession of CDS (marijuana) with intent to distribute, a crime of the 3rd degree; possession of CDS
(methamphetamine), a crime of the 3rd degree; possession with intent to distribute CDS (heroin), a
crime of the 3rd degree; possession of CDS (heroin), a crime of the 3rd degree; possession of CDS
(marijuana), a crime of the 4th degree, possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to distribute, a
crime of the 4th degree. Calise was released with summonses pending Court proceedings.

William A. Hutchison, 48 years old, residing on Brewhaus Lane, Oceanview, was charged with
conspiracy to distribute CDS, a crime of the 2nd degree; conspiracy to possess CDS, a crime of the 3rd
degree; and possession of marijuana, a disorderly persons offense. Hutchison was released with
summonses pending Court proceedings.

Alexander Osario, 51 years old, residing in the 5900 block of New Jersey Avenue, Wildwood
Crest, was charged with conspiracy to distribute CDS, a crime of the 2nd degree; endangering the
welfare of a child, a crime of the 2nd degree; possession of CDS (cocaine), a crime of the 3rd degree;
possession with the intent to distribute CDS (cocaine), a crime of the 3rd degree; conspiracy to possess
CDS, a crime of the 3rd degree; and possession of marijuana, a disorderly persons offense. Osario was

released with summonses pending Court proceedings.

Erik I. Hernandez, 33 years old, residing in the 700 block of Franklin Street, Woodbine, was
charged with conspiracy to distribute CDS, a crime of the 2nd degree; conspiracy to possess CDS, a
crime of the 3rd degree; possession of marijuana, a disorderly persons offense; and possession of drug
paraphernalia, a disorderly persons offense. Hernandez was released with summonses pending Court
proceedings.

Carolyn Cortes, 41 years old, residing in the 2100 block of Mays Landing Road, Millville, was
charged with conspiracy to possess CDS, a crime of the 3rd degree, and conspiracy to distribute CDS, a
crime of the 3rd degree. Cortes was released with summonses pending Court proceedings.

Michael A. Mason, 34 years old, residing in the 1700 block of Newcumbtown Road, Millville,
was charged with conspiracy to distribute CDS (heroin), a crime of the 2nd degree; conspiracy to
possess CDS (heroin), a crime of the 3rd degree; money laundering, a crime of the 3rd degree; and
possession of CDS (marijuana), a disorderly persons offense. Mason was released with summonses
pending Court proceedings

Rachel P. Bowers, 28 years old, residing on Highland Avenue, Beesleys Point, was charged with
possession of CDS (heroin), a crime of the 3rd degree; possession of drug paraphernalia, a crime of the
4th degree; possession of a large capacity magazine, a crime of the 4th degree; and possession of
marijuana, a disorderly persons offense. Bowers was released with summonses pending Court
proceedings.

Dominic J. Wilson, 34 years old, residing in the 600 Block of Grant Street, Woodbine, was charged
with possession of CDS, a crime of the 3rd degree; possession of prescription legend drugs with intent
to distribute, a crime of the 3rd degree; possession of CDS with the intent to distribute, a crime of the
3rd degree; money laundering, a crime of the 3rd degree; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a
disorderly persons offense. Wilson was released with summonses pending Court proceedings.

Marisol Thomas, 47 years old, residing in the 500 block of Jefferson Avenue, Woodbine was charged with possession of marijuana, a crime of the 4th degree. Thomas was released with a summons pending Court proceedings.

Jeanette M. Coleman, 52 years old, residing in the 300 block of Madison Avenue, Woodbine, was
charged with possession of CDS (marijuana), a crime of 4th degree; possession with intent to distribute
CDS (marijuana), a crime of the 3rd degree; and possession of CDS (pills), a crime of the 3rd degree.
Coleman was released with summonses pending Court proceedings.

Harold E. Crawford, 52 years old, residing in the 100 block of Lehigh Avenue, Del Haven, was
charged with possession of CDS (heroin), a crime of the 3rd degree; possession of drug paraphernalia, a
crime of the 4th degree; and possession of a hypodermic needle, a disorderly persons offense.
Crawford was released with summonses pending Court proceedings.

Terry J. Pierce III, 28 years old, residing in the 700 block of Franklin Avenue, Woodbine, was
charged with conspiracy to distribute CDS, a crime of the 2nd degree; conspiracy to possess CDS, a
crime of the 3rd degree; possession of CDS (heroin), a crime of the 3rd degree; and possession of drug
paraphernalia with intent to distribute, a crime of the 4th degree. Pierce was lodged in the Cape May
County Correctional Facility pending Court proceedings.

Julius L. Davis, 29 years old, residing in the 700 block of Franklin Avenue, Woodbine, was
charged with conspiracy to possess a firearm, a crime of the 2nd degree, and possession of CDS, a crime
of the 3rd degree. Davis was released with summonses pending Court proceedings.

Alicia R. Troup, B/F, 30 years old, of the 2400 block of Buttonwood Lane, Millville, was charged with
possession with intent to distribute CDS (heroin), a crime of the 2nd degree; possession of CDS
(heroin), a crime of the third degree; possession of CDS (cocaine), a crime of the third degree; and
possession of CDS (marijuana), a disorderly persons offense. Troup was released with summonses
pending Court proceedings.

Rachel L. Beachaump, 29 years old, residing in the 2400 block of Buttonwood Lane, Millville,
was charged with possession with intent to distribute CDS (heroin), a crime of the 2nd degree;
possession of CDS (heroin), a crime of the third degree; possession of CDS (cocaine), a crime of the
third degree; and possession of CDS (marijuana), a disorderly persons offense. Beachaump was released
with summonses pending Court proceedings.

Dominique T. Beachaump, 28 years old, residing in the 2400 block of Buttonwood Lane,
Millville, was charged with possession with intent to distribute CDS (heroin), a crime of the 2nd degree;
possession of CDS (heroin), a crime of the third degree; possession of CDS (cocaine), a crime of the
third degree; and possession of CDS (marijuana), a disorderly persons offense. Beachaump was released
with summonses pending Court proceedings.

Linda Troup, 50 years old, residing in the 2400 block of Buttonwood Lane, Millville was charged
with possession with intent to distribute CDS (heroin), a crime of the 2nd degree; possession of CDS
(heroin), a crime of the third degree; possession of CDS (cocaine), a crime of the third degree; and
possession of CDS (marijuana), a disorderly persons offense. Troup was released with summonses
pending Court proceedings.

Tymere Bailey, 28 years old, residing on South Laurel Street, Millville, was charged with possession with intent to distribute CDS (heroin), a crime of the 2nd degree; possession of CDS (heroin), a crime of the third degree; possession of CDS (cocaine), a crime of the third degree; possession of CDS (marijuana), a disorderly persons offense; and obstruction, a disorderly persons offense. Bailey was lodged in the Cumberland County Jail pending Court proceedings.

Monique R. Abernathy, 38 years old, residing in the 2400 block of Buttonwood Lane, Millville,
was charged with possession with the intent to distribute CDS (heroin) a crime of the 2nd degree;
possession of CDS (heroin), a crime of the 3rd degree; possession of CDS (cocaine), a crime of the 3rd
degree; possession of CDS (marijuana), a disorderly persons offense. Abernathy was released with
summonses pending Court proceedings.

Jaylin Laraquente, 25 years old, residing in the 500 block of Franklin Street, Woodbine was
charged with possession of CDS (marijuana), a disorderly persons offense and possession of drug
paraphernalia, a disorderly persons offense. Laraquente was released with summonses pending Court
proceedings.

Terrance L. Bennett, 51 years old, residing in the 600 block of Longfellow Street, Woodbine,
was charged with possession with intent to distribute CDS (heroin), crime of the 1st degree; unlawful
possession of a handgun, a crime of the 2nd degree; possession of a community handgun, a crime of the
2nd degree; possession of a firearm in the course CDS violation, a crime of the 2nd degree; possession
of CDS (methamphetamine), a crime of the 2nd degree; conspiracy to distribute CDS, a crime of the
2nd degree; possession of CDS (methamphetamine), a crime of the 3rd degree; money laundering, a
crime of the 3rd degree; possession with intent to distribute CDS (marijuana), a crime of the 3rd degree;
possession of CDS (heroin), a crime of the 3rd degree; and possession of CDS (marijuana), a crime of
the 4th degree. Bennett was lodged in the Cape May County Correctional Facility pending Court
proceedings.

Additional residential and vehicle search warrants may be executed as a result of this investigation. This is an ongoing investigation, and additional individuals may be arrested and charged. Anyone with information regarding this narcotics distribution investigation to contact the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office at 609-465-1135 or anonymously through the Cape May County Sheriff's Tip line at cmcsheriff.net and click on anonymous tip, or through the Cape May County Crime Stoppers at 609-465-2800.

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