Drug crackdown at Toms River motel — Manager, 9 others busted
TOMS RIVER — A pair of search warrants executed at a motel in Toms River resulted in 10 people being arrested on charges ranging from drugs to outstanding warrants.
According to police, the warrants were executed at the Americana Motel on Nov. 22. In addition to the arrests, police reported the motel was cited for several fire code violations.
Among those arrested were:
Craig Soltes, 42, the manager of the Americana Motel, who was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a hypodermic syringe.
Joel Cotto, 37, of Waretown, who was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and possession with intent to distribute.
Lennon Ambrose, 38, of Lacey Township, charged with contempt of warrants totaling $6,250.
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