A pair of brothers is facing multiple drug charges following a two-month investigation by the Narcotics and Gang Investigation Section of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.
The investigation revealed their alleged sale of cocaine and heroin from the Bayshore region down to Long Branch, Asbury Park and Neptune, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said in a released statement.
Brothers Anthony Cattouse Jr., 32, and Kenneth “The Moose” Cattouse, 27, face numerous drug-related charges after undercover investigators allegedly purchased cocaine and heroin from the pair as part of the two-month probe.
The sting resulted in the seizure of more than $4,700 in cash, 37 bricks of heroin, cocaine, Oxycodone and two late-model vehicles — a 2009 Chrysler 300, and 2012 Chevrolet Camaro SS — which were suspected proceeds from the sale of drugs by the two men.
During at least one of the undercover drug transactions, Anthony Cattouse brought along his 6-year-old daughter, and Kenneth Cattouse had his 7-month-old daughter at his residence where investigators found drugs and suspected cash proceeds from drug sales.
Both men are being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution.
Kenneth Cattouse, a former record-breaking football player at Keyport High School, who earned himself All-American honors his senior year, was arrested on Friday, March 8, after investigators from the Bayshore Narcotics Task Force executed a search warrant of his apartment in the Longbrook Apartments complex, 2 Sutton Drive, Matawan.
There they found just under a half ounce of cocaine and more than $3,200 in U.S. currency inside the apartment he shared with his live-in girlfriend Stephanie Arroyo, 27, and their 7-month-old daughter.
Kenneth Cattouse, who continues to hold the state's all-time high school football rushing record, is charged with: one count of second degree distribution of cocaine, one count of second degree possession with intent to distribute cocaine, four counts of third degree distribution of cocaine, five counts of third- degree possession of cocaine, five counts of third degree possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Arroyo is charged with: third-degree possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was released on a summons pending a future court date.
Kenneth Cattouse, who studied criminal justice while playing football at Division 1 Troy University, and Arroyo also are each charged with endangering the welfare of a child after their 7-month-old daughter was found in the apartment at the time of the alleged drug sales.
Anthony Cattouse, Jr. is charged with: one count of second-degree distribution of heroin, one count of second-degree possession with intent to distribute heroin, six counts third-degree distribution of heroin, eight counts of third- degree possession of controlled dangerous substances (heroin and Oxycodone), six counts of third degree possession with intent to distribute heroin, one count of third-degree possession with intent to distribute heroin within 1,000 feet of Keyport High School, one count of third-degree distribution within 1,000 feet of Keyport High School, and endangering the welfare of a child.
The investigation also led to the arrest of Vincent Laing, 29, after detectives recovered 19 bricks of heroin at his residence at 63 Schindler Court, Neptune. He was charged with third degree possession of heroin with intent to distribute and released after posting $100,000 bail.
Despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, following a trial at which the defendant has all of the trial rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and State law.