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Boro Resident Indicted on 17 Drug Charges

Gustavo Lopez, 31, allegedly sold cocaine to undercover cops on multiple occasions near the St. Rose of Lima Elementary School.

A Monmouth County indicted a Freehold man on seventeen counts of drug crimes.

, 31, allegedly sold cocaine to undercover cops on multiple occasions in Aug. and Sept. near the.

According to the indictment, Lopez is facing 5 drug counts from a sale to undercover cops on Aug. 31, Sept. 1 and Sept. 14. The counts for each include: Possession of a controlled dangerous substance; possession with intent to distribute; possession with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of school property; distribution; distribution within 1,000 feet of school property.

In addition to those 15 counts for third degree crimes, he also is indicted on two second degree crimes: possession of one-half ounce or more cocaine and distribution of one-half ounce or more cocaine to an undercover cop.

Lopez in February.

Regardless of the 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 United States Constitution and state law.

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