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Man Indicted: Drug Dealing, Possession Charges

A Monmouth County Grand Jury indicted Jeison Garcia-Alvarado on several counts stemming from alleged drug offenses in late 2011, early 2012.

A Red Bank man was indicted on 21 counts of drug dealing and possession charges by a Monmouth County Grand Jury this week after he was arrested for allegedly selling drugs on multiple occasions in Red Bank, including to an undercover Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office detective.

Jeison Garcia-Alvarado, 24, of Front Street, allegedly sold cocaine to the undercover officer identified only as "M.D." in court documents on Dec. 1 and Dec. 14 in 2011 and Jan. 4, 5 and 11 of this year. He was also charged in connection with drug offenses having allegedly taken place on Jan. 18.

In each of the reported instances, in which Garcia-Alvarado allegedly sold drugs to an undercover officer, he was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, and distribution of a controlled dangerous substance. 

In connection with the undercover officer's alleged Jan. 11 drug purchase, Garcia-Alvarado was also charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance on within 1,000 feet of a school property with intent to distribute and distribution of a controlled dangerous substance on or within 1,000 feet of a school property.

According to previously published Red Bank police reports, Garcia-Alvarado was held on $75,000 bail stemming from his Jan. 18 arrest. Along with Garcia-Alvarado, Juan Pacheco, 39, of Red Bank, and Guillermo Abarca, 29, of Red Bank, were also arrested and charged with various drug offenses. The status of their cases is currently unknown.

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