JACKSON – A narcotics investigation involving multiple law enforcement agencies resulted in the arrest of a township man.
Township detectives assigned to the department’s Special Enforcement Unit (SEU) initiated the investigation and were assisted by officers from the department’s Special Response Team (SRT) on April 16.
The investigation involved a search of a residence located on Cedar Swamp Road and included a K-9 Unit from the Robbinsville Police Department.
Information led to the searches of other locations the suspect utilized in Brick Township and Philadelphia by members of the Brick Township Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms.
Jackson detectives seized a quantity of psilosybin mushrooms, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and marijuana along with cash during the search of the residence. Brick detectives conducted searches in their township and seized over 14 ounces of cocaine. Agents from the ATF searched a location in Philadelphia and recovered additional marijuana, mushrooms, cash, a 9mm Beretta handgun, an AR-15 rifle and ammunition for the firearms.
Robert Dalton, 32 of Jackson was arrested and charged by the Jackson detectives with possession of mushrooms with the intent to distribute (2nd degree), possession of LSD with the intent to distribute (2nd degree) and possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute (2nd degree). He was also charged by the Brick detectives and ATF for the items seized at the other locations. He was processed and then lodged in the Ocean County Jail.
Those arrested or charged with any offenses or crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.