Woodbury Heights Celeb Arrested for Drug Distribution
Buena Vista, N.J.
New Jersey State Police detectives arrested William T. Simmons, 50, of Woodbury Heights on Friday evening, June 15, for drug distribution. Troopers stoppedSimmons in Harrison Township as he was driving his 2010 Kia Soul. A search of Simmons andhis vehicle uncovered approximately $8,000 worth of powdered cocaine and more than $4,000 incash.Immediately following the arrest, troopers and investigators from the Gloucester County
Prosecutor’s Office executed search warrants at two
Woodbury Heights residences related toSimmons.Simmons was charged with 1
degree distribution of drugs and placed in Gloucester County jailin default of $100,000 full cash bail.William Simmons is locally known for winning the Wing Bowl, a Philadelphia chicken wing
eating contest in which he competed using the name “El Wingador.” The Kia Soul Simmons
was driving was decorated with a vehicle wrap heralding that moniker. That car was seizedpending forfeiture.
“It is regrettable that Mr. Simmons’ notoriety has taken a negative turn.
Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office works closely with other law enforcement
agencies tostop the significant distribution of controlled dangerous substances that is reflected in the charges
against him,” said Gloucester County Prosecutor Sean F. Dalton.
The investigation was a cooperative effort between the State Police Drug Trafficking South Unit
and the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office. Detective Anthony Zoppina was the lead
detective for the State Police.###