17 Busted in Pemberton Township on Drug Charges

May 2, 2022

PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (BURLINGTON)–Pemberton Township Police report that this morning, May 2nd, 2022, at 5:31 a.m. the Pemberton Township Police Department assisted by the New Jersey State Police TEAMS Unit executed a residential search warrant on the 600 block of Herbert Road pertaining to a narcotics investigation. The execution led to 17 arrests and the seizure of a quantity of Heroin, Methamphetamine and Cocaine consistent with distribution, specifically from Nicole Vida and Nicole Lihou. Cody Smires, who had an active warrant for his arrest, was located in the area and a pedestrian stop was conducted leading to him being arrested. He was found to be in possession of a quantity of Methamphetamine consistent with distribution. Additional suspects were charged with various crimes including Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Heroin and Methamphetamine). Talarick, Vida, Blankenship and Smires were all charged and lodged at the Burlington County Jail pending court appearances. All other subjects were released on summons for their charges.
This is the second time in a month that this address has been the target of a narcotics investigation by the Pemberton Township Police Department. A search warrant was executed on April 1st, 2022 where nine people were arrested including Vida who was charged with Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance in that incident.

Jeffrey Pastore, 67, of Browns Mills was arrested and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Maintaining a Nuisance.

Jacob Talarick, 56, of Browns Mills was arrested on an active warrant and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Cody Smires, 29, of Browns Mills was arrested on an active warrant and charged with Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) (Methamphetamine), Distribution of CDS (Methamphetamine) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Brandy Lawton, 31, of Browns Mills was arrested and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Nicole Vida, 40, of Browns Mills was arrested and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Distribution of a CDS (Heroin), Distribution of CDS (Cocaine) and Distribution of CDS (Methamphetamine).

Nicole Lihou, 31, of Browns Mills was arrested and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Distribution of a CDS (Heroin), Distribution of CDS (Cocaine) and Distribution of CDS (Methamphetamine).

Emerson Midgette, 41, of Browns Mills was arrested and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

David Roberts, 44, of Browns Mills was arrested and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Garriett Bullock, 60, of Browns Mills was arrested and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Michelle Lucas, 44, of Browns Mills was arrested and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Michael Gilliland, 44, of Browns Mills was arrested on an active warrant and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Latanya Jones, 52, of Browns Mills was arrested and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Alexus Jones, 26, of Browns Mills was arrested and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Desiree Blankenship, 30, of Browns Mills was arrested on an active warrant and charged with Possession of CDS (Methamphetamine) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Michael Guerra, 37, of Browns Mills was arrested charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Eric Linzmayer, 41, of Browns Mills was arrested and charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Lisa Acevedo, 49, of Browns Mills was arrested and charged with Possession of CDS (Heroin) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.


As a reminder all suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Anyone with information about this incident or other crimes occurring in Pemberton Township is asked to contact the Pemberton Township Police Department Detective Division at 609-894-3310 or the Confidential Tip-Line at 609-894-3352.