KEANSBURG – Frederick W. Engler Jr., who lives in Aberdeen’s Cliffwood neighborhood, was accused in a six-count indictment Thursday of selling heroin on or near a public building or park in Keansburg.
Engler, 23, was allegedly caught with the drug on Sept. 1. The indictment states that he was on or within 1,000 feet of a school and within 500 feet of the Grand View Public Tower and Park.
He is also accused of having a knife, according to the indictment.
Engler faces third-degree charges of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a controlled dangerous substance with the intent to distribute, possession of a controlled dangerous substance on or within 1,000 feet of school property with the intent to distribute and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. He was also charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, a fourth-degree crime.
Engler faces a more serious, second-degree charge as well: possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance while on or within 500 feet of a public park and/or public building. For that charge, he could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison.