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Indictments Filed May 21, 2024

Indictments Filed May 21, 2024

By Vince Conti

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Readers are reminded that not only are all individuals listed below presumed innocent unless proven guilty, there may also be multiple individuals who share the same name, even in the same town.

COURT HOUSE – A Cape May County grand jury handed up 12 indictments May 21. 

The abbreviation CDS below stands for controlled dangerous substance.  

A “certain person” charge can be brought against individuals whose previous convictions bar them from having weapons. 

Yiwei Chen was indicted for endangering the welfare of a child in the second degree, along with aggravated criminal sexual contact in the third degree.

Brianna C. Anderson faces four third-degree counts, two for possession of a CDS with intent to distribute, one for possession of a CDS, and one for conspiracy with an individual not part of the indictment.

Christopher J. Feyhl, Joshua Mecouch and John Martino were indicted separately and independently on one count each of third-degree possession of a CDS. The controlled substances were cocaine, fentanyl and methamphetamine.

Tyler J. Wolf was indicted on a single count of third-degree aggravated assault related to a March incident in Lower Township.

Colleen M. Kraft faces two fourth-degree counts for hindering apprehension and certain person. Kraft illegally possessed a knife in connection with the 2012 burglary for which she was convicted.

Courtney S. King was named in a five-count indictment that included two second-degree counts for unlawful possession of a weapon and certain person. The indictment also had two counts for possession of a prohibited weapon, one in the third degree, a handgun with no serial number, and one in the fourth degree, high-capacity magazines. The final count was a fourth-degree certain person for firearm ammunition. The certain person count stems from a 2020 conviction in Rhode Island for electronically disseminating indecent material to minors.

Phyllis Carroll faces a four-count indictment, including two second-degree counts for possession of a CDS with intent to distribute, methamphetamine, and for intent to distribute within 500 feet of public property. The remaining two counts were for possession of a CDS in the third degree, methamphetamine and fentanyl.

Jacob Groff and Craig Needles were jointly named in seven counts of a nine-count indictment. The final two counts applied only to Groff. The two face two second-degree counts for possession with intent to distribute a CDS, methamphetamine and MDMA, along with two third-degree counts for possession of the same controlled substances. The pair face another second-degree count for possession of a weapon while committing certain CDS crimes, a third-degree count for money laundering and a fourth-degree count for possession with intent to distribute drug paraphernalia. The final two counts in the indictment named only Groff, for third-degree possession of a CDS, heroin and parafluorofentanyl.

Nina Safford was indicted for second-degree possession of a CDS with intent to distribute and third-degree possession of a CDS, oxycodone.

Christian Ramos was named in a six-count indictment, including a first-degree count for maintaining a CDS production facility, methamphetamine. Ramos faces a second-degree count for intent to distribute prescription legend drugs over 100 doses, two third-degree counts for possession of a CDS, cocaine, and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and a third-degree count for money laundering. The indictment contains one fourth-degree count for possession with intent to distribute drug paraphernalia.

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Vince Conti is a reporter for the Cape May County Herald.

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