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LATEST DRUG INVESTIGATION NETS ARREST OF LOCAL METH DEALER

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato announced today the culmination of an investigation by Detectives from the Prosecutor’s Special Operations Group, Southern Enforcement Unit along with members of the Lacey Township Police Narcotics Unit and the Manchester Township Police Narcotics Unit resulting in the arrest of a Manchester man on drug related charges.

The above investigation centered on a Manchester man who was allegedly distributing quantities of Methamphetamine in the southern Ocean County area. The investigation identified David Dixon, age 58, of Circle Drive in Manchester Township as allegedly utilizing a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe to store and distribute quantities of methamphetamine.

On June 16, 2017, detectives located the 2007 Blue Hyundai in the area of a strip mall located at 1015 Lacey Road, Forked River. Investigating detectives with the help of the Lacey Township Police Patrol Division conducted a motor vehicle stop on the subject vehicle. Mr. Dixon occupied the vehicle at the time of the motor vehicle stop. The investigating detectives conducted a search of the vehicle. As a result, approximately 75 grams of methamphetamine was located and seized. The 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe was also seized pending forfeiture proceedings.

David Dixon was charged with Possession of CDS (Methamphetamine) and Possession of CDS (Methamphetamine) over one half ounce with Intent to Distribute.  He was remanded to the Ocean County Jail pending a future court date.

The media and public are reminded that criminal charges are merely accusations and that this defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

David Dixon

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