Cape May Court House, New Jersey (January 29, 2018)-- - Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Wildwood Crest Police Chief Joseph McGrath announce the arrest of two Wildwood Crest residents, Christopher Clegg, age 27 and Kelsey Hagerthey, age 23 for the distribution of Heroin on January 24, 2018.
This arrest was the conclusion of a cooperative investigation between the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Task Force and the Wildwood Crest Police Department Detective Division.
On January 24, 2018 with the assistance of the Cape May Regional SWAT team a Court authorized search warrant was executed at the residence of Clegg and Hagerthey located in the 5700 block of New Jersey Avenue in Wildwood Crest. Seized during this investigation were distribution amounts of heroin. This search warrant was a result of an investigation regarding the distribution of heroin by Clegg and Hagerthey within Wildwood Crest.
Clegg was charged with Possession of CDS, 3rd degree and Possession with the Intent to Distribute CDS, 3rd degree. Hagerthey was charged with Possession of CDS, 3rd degree, Possession with the Intent to Distribute CDS, 3rd degree and Obstruction, 4th degree. Both subjects were released on a summons pending Court proceedings as per bail reform.
Prosecutor Sutherland advises that persons convicted of a third degree crime are subject to a term of imprisonment of 5 to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison and 4th degree crimes carry a sentence of up to 18 months.
Prosecutor Sutherland stated that his office will continue to work hand in hand with the local municipalities to target anyone selling illegal controlled dangerous substances.
Prosecutor Sutherland continues to urge the citizens of Cape May County to report any information regarding illegal drug activity and or any criminal activity within community and that this information can be reported anonymously through the Cape May County Sheriffs Tip Line at cmcsheriff.net and click on anonymous tip, or through the Cape May County Crime Stoppers at 609-465-2800 or 877-465-2801, or the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-465-1135.