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PAIR ARRESTED AFTER GUNS, DRUGS, AND MORE FOUND IN THEIR NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP HOME

October 17, 2013 by admin

A News Release From The Monmouth County Prosecutors Office:

     (FREEHOLD) A Neptune Township man and the township special education teacher he shares a residence with were arrested Monday, Oct. 7, after police responded to a burglar and medical assistance alarms only to find two handguns, hollow-point bullets, drugs, drug paraphernalia and more than $16,000 in cash at the residence, announced Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
     Dashuam Gillis, 34, is charged with first degree counts of Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) with Intent to Distribute, Maintaining a CDS Production Facility, 2 counts of second degree Possession of a Firearm During The Commission of a Narcotics Offense, third degree counts of Possession of a CDS, Possession of a CDS with Intent to Distribute within a School Zone, and fourth degree counts of Possession of Hollow-Point Bullets, 2 counts of Certain Persons Not To Possess a Firearm, and 2 counts of Possession of Prohibited Weapons.
     Gillis is being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Freehold Township, on $760,000 bail with no option to post 10 percent as set by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Ronald Reisner. Judge Reisner also required a bail source hearing before Gillis can be released on bail.
     Shanna Armour, 35, a special education teacher at Neptune Middle School, is charged with first degree counts of Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) with Intent to Distribute, Maintaining a CDS Production Facility. She is being held in the county jail on $430,000 bail with no ten percent option and a required bail source hearing, as set by Judge Reisner. Armour has been suspended with pay from her post at the school.
     Neptune Township police officers responded to reports of activated burglar and medical assistance alarms around 9:08 a.m. Monday at 12 Colgate Ave. Officers arrived to find Gillis inside the home where they observed a .25 caliber handgun and over 2 ounces of crack cocaine in the home.  Gillis was arrested at the scene.
     A search warrant was obtained and executed, resulting in the discovery of about 400 grams of cocaine, a 9mm handgun, hollow point bullets, over $16,000 believed to be the proceeds of narcotics sales, narcotics paraphernalia commonly used to process cocaine into crack cocaine, a black jack and a knife.
     Despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, following a trial at which the defendant has all of the trial rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and State law.
     The case was prosecuted by Assistant Monmouth County Prosecutor Paul Alexander, of the Office of Narcotics and Criminal Enterprises Unit.

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