Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force collaborated with the Little Egg Harbor Township Police Department Street Crimes Unit, Stafford Township Police Department Drug Enforcement Unit, and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit to conduct an investigation into the distribution of illegal narcotics in Ocean County.  This cooperative investigation identified a residence in Little Egg Harbor as being utilized by Allison Pintye, 36, of Little Egg Harbor, to store and distribute Methamphetamine.

On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force, Little Egg Harbor Police Department Street Crimes Unit, Stafford Township Police Department Drug Enforcement Unit, and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit, initiated surveillance on the subject residence in Little Egg Harbor Township.  Detectives ultimately observed Pintye meet with a female, later identified as Kari Scull, 36, of Tuckerton, in front of the residence.  Scull was subsequently detained and arrested without incident after leaving the residence, and found to be in possession of a quantity of Methamphetamine.  Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force, Little Egg Harbor Police Department Street Crimes Unit, Stafford Township Police Department Drug Enforcement Unit, and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit subsequently executed a court-authorized search warrant at the subject residence.  A search of the residence resulted in the seizure of approximately 22 grams of Methamphetamine packaged for distribution purposes, along with a scale and additional packaging materials.  

As a result of this investigation, Allison Pintye was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine in an amount Greater than One-Half Ounce with Intent to Distribute in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5b(9)(a); Distribution of Methamphetamine in an amount Less than One-Half Ounce in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5b(9)(b); Possession of Methamphetamine in an amount Less than One-Half Ounce with Intent to Distribute in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5b(9)(b); two counts of Possession of Methamphetamine in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(1); and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:36-2.  Pintye was processed at Little Egg Harbor Township Police Headquarters, and released on a summons pending a future court appearance.

Kari Scull was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(1).  Scull was likewise processed at Little Egg Harbor Township Police Headquarters, and also released on a summons pending a future court appearance.

Prosecutor Billhimer commends the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Asset Forfeiture Unit, Little Egg Harbor Township Police Department Street Crimes Unit, Stafford Township Police Department Drug Enforcement Unit, and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit, for their collaborative efforts in connection with this investigation.

The press and public are reminded that all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.