Police Arrest Suspected Drug Dealer After Sixth Street Search

Ocean City police charge Danielle M. Canaly with drug offenses.

Officers arrested an Ocean City woman Thursday after a search of her residence on the bay block of Sixth Street turned up prescription medications, suspected marijuana and $1,100 in cash, according to Ocean City police.

Danielle M. Canaly of Ocean City faces charges that include marijuana possession, possession with intent to distribute, and possession with intent to distribute in school and public park zones.

The Ocean City Police Department and the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office Guns, Gangs and Narcotics Task Force executed a search warrant on Jan. 2.

The warrant was a result of a two-month investigation into the distribution and sale of a controlled dangerous substance.  

Canaly is currently being housed at the Cape May County Correctional Facility in lieu of $35,000 bail on warrants issued by Judge Richard Russell.

thebeachbum33 January 03, 2014 at 07:57 PM
Provided the scripts were actually hers, what a waste of a two month investigation and our tax dollars. Being as marijuana will soon be legalized and taxed, and most people have $1000 laying around their house in case of an emergency this just sounds offensive to me. Maybe we should spend 2 months investigating the burglaries on the south end and leave the "budding" business entrepreneurs alone.
steve fenichel January 04, 2014 at 11:01 AM
What would make an Ocean City resident feel safer: Pot arrest vs holding police accountable for alleged abuse of authority with police dog attacks on citizens (see cases of Mr. Moyers and Mr. Petnick). Indeed the comments by beachbum33 are right on! Link below will show just how much the "Times They Are A Changing." http://news.yahoo.com/sights-colorado-pot-industry-39-opening-day-164413774.html?soc_src=mediacontentstory Steven Fenichel, MD
Al Czervik January 04, 2014 at 12:47 PM
The two previous comments illustrate why the country is headed in the wrong direction. Sad
Mr. B January 04, 2014 at 01:16 PM
Steve, did you not read the report that Prescription Medications were seized as well? I'm sure there is much more to her record than what is printed, it was a 2 month investigation, 35,000 bail, she wasn't just selling a couple dime bags. Good Job OCPD and All agencies involved.
steve fenichel January 04, 2014 at 02:58 PM
2 votes for arresting non-violent drug offenders vs holding police accountable by clearing them or confirming the alleged violations of citizens' civil rights. It takes all kinds to make this world.
Al Czervik January 04, 2014 at 03:07 PM
What in the world is fenichel talking about? Whose civil rights violations? It seems that a reasonable person would be pleased that this person is not peddling dangerous drugs in our community anymore
Mr. B January 04, 2014 at 03:34 PM
2 votes? I didnt realize we were having an election. Like it or not mr. fenichel, this person broke the law and should be held accountable for it. arresting her in no way relates to what ever it is you are referring to. I assume you expect all other crimes to go unpunished until police are held acountable? or is it only crimes you see fit?
thebeachbum33 January 04, 2014 at 04:05 PM
What dangerous drugs are you talking about Al? The individual was peddling a plant, one that can be purchased in Egg Harbor, NJ legally if your currently have less than 6 months to live thanks to our Governor, one that can legally be purchased in 20 different states with a medical card, one that can be purchased over the counter in Colorado. This "dangerous drug" has never caused an over dose death, where as that safe, favorite Ocean City past time, known as alcohol does cause deaths. Alcoholic poisoning in a year are approximately 50,000, that's just over dose, the number skyrockets when you include accidents, disease, etc.. use of alcohol results in the death of 2.5 million people annually.
WatchDog January 04, 2014 at 04:18 PM
After reading Dr. Fenichel's comments over time, I've come to a personal conclusion that he believes rules/laws should only apply to government entities and utility companies. As with other vocal contributors to the Patch, I've found a root for his disdain of the police... http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P3-1385698781.html Please draw your own conclusions as to the value of his comments.
Mr. B January 04, 2014 at 04:22 PM
first off, you're wrong on the guidlines for mmp in nj. second, it's illegal, end of story, she broke the law. and lastly, what about the prescription drugs found? they okay too? Police do not make the laws, they are demanded to enforce them, don't blame them when petty crimes are investigated, blame the law makers and make a change.
Mr. B January 04, 2014 at 04:28 PM
majority of cocaine users (99.9%) began by first using a “gateway drug” like marijuana. One study found that youth (12 to 17 years old) who use marijuana are 85 times more likely to use cocaine than kids who do not use pot, and that 60% of the kids who smoke pot before the age of 15 move on to cocaine.
Mr. B January 04, 2014 at 04:31 PM
that explains alot. personall vendetta.
thebeachbum33 January 04, 2014 at 04:53 PM
Nonsense. According to the Canadian Senate’s 2002 study: “Cannabis: Our Position for a Canadian Public Policy,” “Cannabis itself is not a cause of other drug use.”3 This finding concurs with the conclusions of the US National Academy of Science’s Institute of Medicine 1999 study, which stated that marijuana is not a “gateway drug to the extent that it is a cause or even that it is the most significant predictor of serious drug abuse.”4 (The IOM further noted that underage smoking and alcohol abuse typically precede marijuana use.)5 Statistically, for every 104 Americans who have tried marijuana, there is only one regular user of cocaine, and less than one user of heroin, according to annual data compiled by the federal National Household Survey on Drug Abuse.
thebeachbum33 January 04, 2014 at 04:58 PM
OC4EVER January 04, 2014 at 08:41 PM
to beachbum33 - we are in the US not canada, get over it she broke the laws that are in place. to fenichel - you nothing but a cop hatng a-hole. you and your comments are not liked in this town. this was proven when you tried to run for public office. and by the way, i am not affiliated with the pd but just a law abidding citizen.
OCnjOC January 04, 2014 at 10:18 PM
Laws get broken all the time at City Hall and people like Mr. B ignore it or make excuses for it. Suddenly he is on his high horse pulling out his 1930's Reefer Madness argument. These are the kind of people active in City Hall.
steve fenichel January 04, 2014 at 10:37 PM
Wow the Patch is very valuable in exorcising the venom so evident in citizens extolling their wonderfulness. Certainly faithful church goers.
Mr. B January 05, 2014 at 08:44 AM
I'm not sure about laws being broken in City Hall, this article was about laws being broken on 6th street. you can swing the conversation all you want, but the bottom line is, the law was broken, police did their job. you can not argue that.
OCnjOC January 05, 2014 at 10:57 AM
"I'm not sure about laws being broken in City Hall" - sure pal, you are credible. The point is that more serious crimes are being ignored while they waste their time with this. You want to protect your buddies by pretending you don't know about all the illegal activities in City Hall and being a shill on here.
Mr. B January 05, 2014 at 11:06 AM
I agree there are alot more serious crimes out there, but we are not to simply ignore the lesser because of that. Enlighten me, what are all the illegal activities going on in City Hall. I am new to this Island and in my 2 years here I am very pleased with the representation my elected officials and services provided me by the City.
OCnjOC January 05, 2014 at 02:08 PM
Mr b. I already have several times. You just ignore everything and pretend you never heard it because you are a shill. it is not limited to OC so you are just being ridiculous.
Eric Sauder January 06, 2014 at 03:24 PM
I think what Doctor Fenichel was referring to are the two lawsuits brought against the PD over K-9 assaults ... that an alleged violation of civil rights by the PD is more serious than a non-violent drug offender (again alleged.) If they're going to arrest people for having prescription drugs better leave town now. Possession of pot does not constitute intent to distribute. I assume the police had good reason for making those charges, but that hasn't been legally determined. As for Mr. B's comment there is illegal behavior and then there is unethical behavior. In my time here Mr. B I've seen widespread evidence of the later and if some of it were investigated I wouldn't be so sure it's legal either.
WDH January 29, 2014 at 09:59 AM
Until someone brings charges against our administration all this hoopla is just words. The gal broke the law...fact.. the police acted ..fact Good! Life is tough. Dog bites ex con....fact... well, life is tough.


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