Guns, Heroin, Cocaine in Toms River in 3 Arrests, Man With Illegal Gun Already Out of Jail?

TOMS RIVER, NJ – The Toms River Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team concluded three separate investigations last week resulting in the arrests of three individuals and the seizure of quantities of heroin, cocaine, two handguns and cash. Two of the three individuals arrested remain incarcerated in the Ocean County Jail.

On August 3rd, members of the Toms River Police Department Special Enforcement Team concluded a month long investigation into heroin distribution in Toms River and Manchester Township. Officers conducted a motor vehicle stop of a Ford F-350 pickup truck being operated by William Needham, 34 of Manchester, and executed a search warrant on the vehicle. The subsequent search of the vehicle led to the seizure of 850 wax folds of heroin (17 bricks) and $1,876.00 in U.S. currency. Mr. Needham was arrested and charged with possession of heroin and 2nd degree possession with the intent to distribute heroin. Additionally his Ford F-350 was seized pending forfeiture. Manchester Township Police Department Narcotics Enforcement Team and the Ocean County Prosecutors Office Narcotics Strike Force assisted with the arrest. Mr. Needham was sent to jail pending a detainment hearing.

On August 4th, the Special Enforcement Team conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 37 near Route 166. The subsequent investigation led to the arrest of Daniel Dornbierer, 42 of Forked River, and the seizure of one bundle (10 wax folds) of heroin and a Polymer 80 9mm handgun with hollow point bullets. This handgun was void of serial numbers and was untraceable. Mr. Dornbierer was charged with possession of heroin and several weapons offenses. The Toms River Police Department K-9 Unit assisted with this investigation. Mr. Dornbierer was sent to Ocean County Jail pending a detainment hearing.   According to the Ocean County Jail Inmate Search, Dornbierer has already been released from jail after his pretrial bail reform hearing.

On August 7th, the Special Enforcement Team concluded another month long investigation regarding heroin distribution within the Township. Following a motor vehicle stop of a vehicle being operated by Ricky Galloway, 60 of Lakewood, he was found to be in possession of approximately 250 wax folds of heroin and a small quantity of cocaine. Additionally Mr. Galloway was found to be in possession of quantity of cash and a Smith and Wesson 40 caliber handgun. A search was then conducted of Mr. Galloway’s residence resulting in the seizure of 650 wax folds of heroin and a larger amount of cash. Mr. Galloway was arrested and the total seizure was 18 bricks (900 wax folds) of heroin, 5 grams of cocaine, $7,608.00 in cash and the handgun. Mr. Galloway was charged with several narcotics and weapons related offenses including 2nd degree possession of heroin with the intent to distribute and possession of a handgun during a narcotics offense. Mr. Galloway was sent to Ocean County Jail pending a detainment hearing.


In total the Toms River Police Department Special Enforcement Team seized over 35 bricks (or 1760 wax folds) of heroin, over 5 grams of cocaine, a 9mm handgun with hollow point bullets, a 40 caliber handgun, and approximately $9500.00 in cash. We appreciate the partnerships with all agencies involved in these, and other investigations. We’d like to thank all of the dedicated officers who are committed to keeping our community safe.

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