Three Middletown Residents Facing Heroin Charges

Two 19-year olds and one 20-year old are accused of drug offenses.

Updated with details from the Middletown Township Police Dept. on Jan. 21, 2013.

Three young adults from Middletown are facing indictable charges of possessing and dealing heroin, along with other related offenses.

Brianna Geerlof, 19 and Joshua Floyd, 19, both of Center Avenue in Belford; and Nicholas J. Muscenti, 20, of Hamilton Ave. in Leonardo were arrested by Middletown Police on Jan. 17.  

Police executing a search warrant said they found 43 bags of heroin at Geerlof and Floyd's Belford home on the day of the arrest.

Geerlof was arrested with possession of heroin, possession of drugs not obtained by prescription, possession of imitation heroin, and having wax papers, needles and syringes at her house. She was released on bail set by Judge Daniel J. DiBenedetto with a February 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. 

Police say Geerlof and Floyd paid Muscenti to buy narcotics using Geerlof's car.

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. He has a Feb. 25 court date. 

The arrests came after a month long investigation conducted by Detectives Kevin Gardiner and Laurence Schachtel and Officers Raymond Sofield and Richard Fulham into the sale of narcotics from the residence.

AC February 08, 2013 at 04:43 PM
Hey Joe, no one gets "smashed" from smoking pot. people get smashed from getting hammered at the bar. And how exactly would you feel if you were related to a drug-dealer/abuser? if they were your mother or father, or sibling, would you still want them to be killed off? consider what youre saying before you say it.
T from belford February 09, 2013 at 04:23 AM
Be killed off?? People can change tht have the will and want to change. What needs to happen is when people see something say something or report it. Don't turn your head the other way and think It's going to disappear on it's own. Seems like the police are finally getting on some of the crime that happens here in Middletown. Long way still to go but atleast other people getting caught will put some sort of fear in others.
joshtheH March 04, 2013 at 04:30 AM
First off, to the idiot who said kill them all off. I guarantee if you exposed your life and world-view for the rest of these people to see, I bet you are a hate-spewing, cynical, closed-minded, low IQ neanderthal of a bumbling fool. Kill off the drug dealers and users, that's your genius idea to rid the streets of this opiate problem. Please, for the love of god, learn to listen to someone around you who loves you, because you are definitively too slow to be making decisions on your own. Now, as far a solution, first we have to id the real problem, the root of the problem. HERE IS THE REAL ISSUE. The drug dealers are in business because they're day to day customers (i.e. real dope feigns, the ones who live close to the drug-dealers who no longer recall what real life is, or perhaps never had a real life to begin with) they're bread and butter are repeat life-long customers. These cold calculating drug-dealers are taking advantage of the fact that these people are essentially in their pockets. Now, what happens here, is one of these "lifers" moves here, has family here, and a naive 15 year old kid sees nothing but stars and Nirvana lyrics in his head and stumbles into the oldest war that's ever been fought. Now this kid has probably smoked weed, and he has definitely drank before; because no one who has NOT does these would DARE try heroin. right? Not exactly... The drug-dealers do not first hand someone a dirty needle filled with heroin. The first thing these kids get
joshtheH March 04, 2013 at 04:47 AM
is a PAINKILLER, an oxy, roxy, a blue, a grape, a thirty or whatever else cutesy name they assign to these medications. LISTEN TO THIS, I have even heard that they will sprinkle heroin onto weed or tobacco when selling "lucies" to slowly get the person hooked. Either way, attacking heroin is not the root answer. Heroin is what is done when painkillers get too expensive, too hard to find, not good enough of a high. In this well protected area, the roxys that made their way down from manhattan and the bronx to Newark and Elizabeth; have found their way to the Amboys and Asbury; and from here they have seeped into Middletown. And now, with the NJ PDMP, painkillers have become hard to come by, and those that are too far gone (addicted) are turing to heroin. And so, the first generation of the roxy users from this area, who are looked up to and admired by the younger children; are moving onto heroin; and in my eyes, this spells TROUBLE for the younger generation. So what do we do now? This, just like the problem, is not as simple as Joe Schmo would like to think it is. Killing off the drug-dealers is obviously outside of the realm of reality, so what should be done. First off, something needs to be done to combat the negative influences from opiate users from the previous generation that are having a strong impact on this generation. Second, a beyond scared straight program that shows the 'future' for a user, needs to be utilized for those who are caught up. Show them exactly
joshtheH March 04, 2013 at 05:01 AM
wtf a 20 year user looks like, bring in a zombie looking user that needs a couple extra points with the cops, and show them what the future of dope use is like. third, a lot of these kids will already be too far gone for any of the above treatments because they have already caught a habit. For them, a very, very different approach needs to be taken, and this needs to be careful and meticulous, and planned out by those who love this person. For these people, they need to go somewhere for NO LESS THAN 6 MONTHS. They have gone far enough where now, this is their life, for better or worse, opiates do provide them comfort. This is their security blanket, their way to hide from the cold truths of whatever their life might hold. To just rip it off and throw them back into the mix will not solve anything. 6 months is in my opinion the least amount of time that someone could spend before they realize what it is like to live life without opiates again. Also, rehabs need to fundamentally change, most rehabs, those who go in, they come out 5 days after they stopped the detox medication, they met 30 new kids who can get cheaper dope then they could, and because they just came off suboxone 5 days ago, they are still going through withdrawals and they call one of their new contacts and the floodgates are open again. Only if these points are followed can anyone hope to survive this gripping disease. They are many more facets to this issue, it is not that simple


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