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OCPO AND FRIENDS TAKE METHAMPHETAMINE DRUGS OFF THE STREETS IN OCEAN COUNTY

On Wednesday November 2, 2016, members from the Brick Police Drug Enforcement Unit, Selective Enforcement Team, Special Emergency Response Team (SERT), in conjunction with the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Special Operations Group executed Court Authorized search warrants at 504 Pinecroft Drive, Brick and 616 Cozy Way, Toms River. These search warrants were conducted following several months long investigations into the distribution of methamphetamine.

Stephen Henry, 63 years old, Caucasian, male of Toms River was the primary target of the methamphetamine distribution investigation that spanned throughout the Ocean County area.  Henry was located and arrested at 504 Pinecroft Drive.

As a result of the search warrant executions at Stephen Henry’s Brick Twp. residence (504 Pinecroft Drive) and his Toms River residence (616 Cozy Way), detectives/officers seized approximately 200 grams/6 ounces of methamphetamine packaged for distribution. In addition, $237.00 in assorted U.S. currency believed to be the proceeds of CDS distribution was also seized.

While officers were searching his Brick Twp. residence, a small homemade explosive device was discovered in the garage. As a result, members from the New Jersey State Police Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit (NJSP/EOD) were notified and responded to the residence to investigate the explosive device further. The surrounding area residents had to be evacuated from their homes while NJSP/EOD members investigated the explosive device. The NJSP/EOD Unit rendered the explosive device inoperable and surrounding area residents returned to their homes a short time later. No injuries were reported.

Stephen Henry was charged with the following:

Charges that stemmed from search warrant execution at Brick Twp. residence

2C:35-10a(1)(Possession of Methamphetamine) -3rd degree

2C:35-5b(8) (Possession of Methamphetamine With Intent To Distribute Greater Than 5 Ounces) – 1st Degree

2C:39-5d (Unlawful Possession of a Weapon) – 4th Degree

2C:39-3a (Possession of a Destructive Device) – 3rd Degree

2C:36-2 (Possession of Drug Paraphernalia) – Disorderly Person’s Offense

Charges that stemmed from search warrant execution at Toms River residence

2C:35-10a(1) (Possession of Methamphetamine) – 3rd Degree

2C:35-5b(9)(a) (Possession of Methamphetamine With Intent to Distribute Greater Than ½ Ounce but Less Than 5 Ounces) – 2nd degree

2C:36-2 (Possession of Drug Paraphernalia) – Disorderly Person’s Offense

Assisting in the investigation were members from the Toms River Police Department, The Ocean County Prosecutors Office Economic Crimes Unit and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit.

Ocean County Superior Court Judge Wendel E. Daniels set bail for all charges at $450,000.00 no 10% option. Henry was transported and lodged in the Ocean County Jail in Toms River, in lieu of bail.

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