• Gabriel Donio

Drug arrest on Second Street

According to Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel, a narcotics search conducted at 2 p.m. on August 31 on the 400 block of N. Second Street led to a heroin bust. (Courtesy Photo)

HAMMONTON—According to Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel, a narcotics search conducted at 2 p.m. on August 31 on the 400 block of N. Second Street led to a heroin bust.


The Hammonton Police Department along with the Winslow Police Department served a search warrant on a resident on the 400 block of N. Second Street, Friel said.


Steven J. Nuneville, 52, of Hammonton was charged with the following items located in the residence: possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon by certain persons not to possess, possession of controlled dangerous substance (cds) heroin, manufacturing or distribution of cds and distribution of cds paraphernalia, Friel said.


“During the search, a loaded revolver was located. Plastic bags containing numerous packaged and rubber-banded blue wax folds containing a powdery substance cds heroin were also located. There was well over 60 bags of heroin,” Friel said.


He was placed under arrest, charged with those offenses and transported to the Atlantic County Jail for a detention hearing, Friel said. A court case is pending in Atlantic County Superior Court, Friel said.


Det. Richard Brown was the investigating and arresting officer, Friel said.

In other police news, a drug arrest was made at 10:51 p.m. on August 31 on the corner of Bellevue Avenue and Packard Street, Friel said.


Officer Dalton Scola stopped a vehicle for maintenance of lamps, Friel said. Scola advised the driver, Brian D’Agostino, 38, of Hammonton, of the reason for the stop, at which time a conversation ensued and brought up an inquiry about narcotics in the vehicle, Friel said. A narcotics K-9 was called to the scene and indicated that there were narcotics in the vehicle, Friel said.


Both the driver and passenger, Christina Ferrerira, 20, of Williamstown, were placed under arrest, transported to police headquarters and charged with the following charges, Friel said.

D’Agostino was possession of controlled dangerous substance (cds) heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia and Ferrerira was charged in possession of cds heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia, Friel said.


They were both released pending a court date in Atlantic County Superior Court, Friel said.

Scola was the investigating and arresting officer, Friel said.


In other police news, a two-car accident occurred at 3:24 p.m. on August 25 at the intersection of the White Horse Pike (Route 30) and Woodlawn Avenue, Friel said.

Vehicle two, a 2009 black Dodge Nitro operated by Edward Roberts, 82, of Elwood was stopped in traffic westbound on the White Horse Pike waiting to turn left into McDonald’s when vehicle one, a red 2010 Ford Fusion operated by Leonard Dasaro, 67, of Mullica Twp. impacted with the rear of vehicle two, Friel said.


Dasaro said he either fell asleep or passed out and did not remember the collision, Friel said. Dasaro was charged with careless driving and driving while suspended, Friel said.

Roberts was transported to the AtlantiCare Satellite Emergency Department for a complaint of back pain, Friel said.


Friel said Officer Casey Hendrickson was the investigating officer.



This report is comprised of arrests and investigations made by the men and women of local enforcement. All suspects and arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.