JACKSON – Two kilograms of drugs and 54 guns were seized from three alleged dealers, two of which were employees of a local post office, police said.
William Woolley, 52, of Jackson, and Nicholas Gooskos, 41, of Spring Lake, were arrested and charged with various drug and weapon offenses. The 2 kilograms of fentanyl and heroin that was found had an estimated street value of $3 million.
Charges are merely accusations until proven in a court of law.
The arrests came earlier this month, after police were tipped off about possible drug dealing by the two men.
On December 2, detectives watched what appeared to be a drug deal in the driveway of Woolley’s Jackson home. Police arrested the man as he was leaving the area. Andre Sulimenko, 56, of Barnegat, had one kilogram of fentanyl in a bag that detectives saw being handed to him by Woolley.
Later that day, multiple units executed a search warrant on Woolley’s residence. He was found to be in possession of 18 handguns, 28 rifles and shotguns, high-capacity magazines, and various firearm parts. Among the weapons seized were an assault rifle, a submachine gun, and a ghost gun. A ghost gun is a firearm that is assembled from various parts that are not imprinted with a serial number registered with a federally licensed manufacturer, making them difficult for law enforcement to trace