- Associated Press - Thursday, November 3, 2016

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) - Prosecutors accuse a former New Jersey police dispatcher of selling prescription pain pills during breaks in her dispatcher shift.

Forty-one-year-old Donna Frate, of Barnegat, was charged with a variety of drug offenses in an indictment handed up by a grand jury on Oct. 26. Three others were also charged.

The Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/2fyprK0 ) reports Frate is accused of dealing oxycodone during breaks in her shift as a police dispatcher in Stafford Township.

The indictment also charges 36-year-old Thomas Malone, 57 year-old Mark Jung, and 34-year-old Peter Frate.

Frate and her co-defendants were among 20 people arrested during an undercover narcotics investigation conducted by a unit of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s office.

The Frates couldn’t be reached for comment Thursday; their voicemail box was full. No attorney information was available.

They face a Nov. 14 arraignment.

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Information from: Asbury Park (N.J.) Press, http://www.app.com

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