Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer announced the culmination of a month-long investigation into illegal drug activity in Ocean County which resulted in the discovery of illegal drugs and several arrests.
Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force collaborated with both the Seaside Heights and Toms River Police Departments relative to an investigation concerning the distribution of heroin in the Ocean County area.
The investigation ultimately identified two motel rooms in Seaside Heights as well as a residence in Toms River as being utilized to manufacture, store and distribute quantities of heroin.
On March 21, Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office and Regional SWAT Team, along with the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit, officers from the Seaside Heights Police Department, and the Toms River Police Emergency Services Unit and Special Enforcement Team, simultaneously executed no-knock search warrants at the locations in Seaside Heights and Toms River.
As a result, law enforcement seized quantities of raw unpackaged heroin and quantities of heroin packaged for resale, as well as quantities of “crack” cocaine and marijuana. Drug paraphernalia associated with the manufacture, production and distribution of heroin was also seized.
Rayon Thomas, 33, and Tamika Tims, 34, both of Seaside Heights, have been charged with maintaining a controlled dangerous substance production facility.
Both remain at Ocean County Jail awaiting pre-trial detention hearings.
Kareem Thomas, 37, and Jasmine Worthy, 25, both of Toms River, are charged with drug possession.
Both were released.