NJ woman charged with steroid distribution

A Toms River woman and a Waretown man face charges relating to an alleged steroid distribution ring in Waretown.

Federal Homeland Security, the Ocean County Prosecutors and local police descended on the Southwind Drive home in Waretown on a June 1 search warrant, said Captain Jack Sramaty of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.

Police allegedly found illegal steriods, enough for 100 doses, as a result of the raid.

“As a result of the court authorized search, police seized approximately 100 dosage units of steroids along with assorted items associated with the use and distribution of steroids," said Prosecutor Marlene Lynch Ford in a release.

Steel B. Caiola, 23, of Southwind Drive in Waretown was charged with possession of steroids and possession of steroids with intent to distribute.  Superior Court Judge Wendel E. Daniels, set Caiola's bail at $25,000, no ten percent.

Andrea Callanan, 21, of Holly Village Lane in Toms River was charged with possession of steroids and possession of steroids with intent to distribute.  Callanan was released on a summons.

Sramaty said both individuals were in the Waretown home at the time of the raid, which was executed without incident.

“We didn't go to Toms River to arrest,” he said. “Both arrests were made in Waretown.”

Ocean County Prosecutor's Special Operations Group, the Ocean Township Police Department and the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations cooperated on the investigation into drug activity in the Ocean County area.

“We routinely partner with state and federal agencies,” Sramaty said. “We have good relationship and cooperated here.”

The Newark office of Homeland Security issued a statement about the arrest.

“The importation of illegal narcotics into the United States will not be tolerated," said Andrew McLees, special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Newark. "We will continue working together with all of our law enforcement partners to identify and dismantle drug trafficking organizations to keep illegal drugs from being distributed throughout our communities."

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