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.