Monmouth County Sheriff’s Officers made a significant drug arrest after serving warrants to a man in Neptune Township. Masta Pugh, 26, was wanted for failure to appear for sentencing on money laundering, conspiracy and distribution of drug charges. Upon learning the location of Pugh’s whereabouts on Thursday evening, Sheriff’s Officers Randy Morgan and Sean O’Neill showed up at a home on Walnut Street. They gained entry into the house and arrested Pugh who was then found in possession of 1.5 ounces of crack cocaine. He was charged with possession of CDS and possession with intent to distribute CDS. Breanna Tuesday, who was in the home at the time of the arrest, was also charged with possession of CDS, she was released on a summons.
Assisting sheriff’s officers with the arrest were Sheriff’s Officer Jay Aretino and canine Ari, and members of the US Marshal’s Task Force and the FBI Task Force. “I commend all of the officers involved for an exceptional job,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden. “We take drug offenses seriously and an arrest like this enforces that message.”
Pugh is being held at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution on $900,000 bail, $300,000 is for possession of drug charges and $600,000 is for warrants charges.