Three area residents are facing heroin possession and distribution charges, along with other related offenses.
Brianna Geerlof, 19, of the Belford section of Middletown; Nicholas J. Muscenti, 20, of Hamilton Avenue in the Leonardo section of Middletown; and Joshua Floyd, 19, of Belford, were arrested by Middletown police on Jan. 15.
Police said they found 43 bags of heroin at Geerlof's Belford home on the day of the arrest. She is accused of six charges, which include conspiring with the other two men to distribute the illegal drug. Police say Geerlof and Floyd paid Muscenti to buy narcotics using Geerlof's car.
Geerlof was arrested for possession of heroin, possession of drugs obtained without a prescription, possession of imitation heroin, and having wax papers, needles and syringes at her house (paraphernalia). She was released on bail set by Judge Daniel J. DiBenedetto pending a Feb. 4 court date.
Joshua Floyd is also charged with similar offenses. He is being held on $25,000 bail and has a Feb. 25 court date.
Muscenti was charged with possession of heroin, conspiracy to obtain heroin with Muscenti and Geerlof, and possession of heroin without a prescription. Bail was set at $15,000 with no ten percent option by Superior Court Judge Richard English, pending a Feb. 25 court date.