Cops Halt Meth Lab Operation in Warren Grove


Victoria Ford
November 30, 2021

Unrelated to the missing couple in Warren Grove, Stafford Township police busted an alleged meth lab this weekend.
Around 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 28, suspicious action was claimed on Grays Street in the Warren Grove section of the township, and when officers arrived they found John Sharpe, 37, of Galloway, probably utilizing and manufacturing methamphetamine. The investigation ongoing into the early several hours of Monday morning.
Officers called in the Stafford Drug Enforcement Unit, Ocean County Narcotic’s Strike Power Unit, Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Ocean County Sheriff’s K-9 Device responded. Centered on what they identified at the scene, they also called in a hazmat team out of Berkeley, the Warren Grove Fireplace Office Station 38, Stafford EMS Squad 38, further arson models and an elevated presence of uniformed officers.
Sharpe was arrested on a warrant out of Galloway and various forms of controlled perilous substances and unknown pills (pending lab analysis) were being recovered.
Sharpe has been billed with 3rd-degree possession of meth and heroin, 3rd-degree intent to distribute, and possession of scales, luggage and syringes. He is in county lockup awaiting a court docket look.  —V.F.

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