JACKSON – Township Police arrested two men during a January 20 narcotics investigation.
Detectives assigned to the department’s Special Enforcement Unit were investigating information they received concerning drug activity in the area of Maria Street.
During their investigation which included surveillance of individuals believed to be involved in illegal activity, a motor vehicle stop was made resulting in the arrest of the two suspects.
The detectives recovered approximately five bricks of heroin, five grams of crystal methamphetamine along with an amount of methadone and drug paraphernalia. They also seized the vehicle that the suspects were using which is now being held pending forfeiture proceedings.
Jeffrey Ackerman, 28 of Toms River was charged with possession of heroin, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a hypodermic syringe and being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance.
Also charged was Jackson resident Robert Mclean, 26, with possession of heroin, possession of heroin with the intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, possession of a hypodermic syringe, being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a controlled dangerous substance while operating a motor vehicle and driving while suspended.
Both men were processed and later lodged in the Ocean County Jail.
Among those who assisted with the investigation were patrol officers from the Uniformed Services Division and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department K-9 unit.
Any resident wishing to report suspicious or suspected drug activity in their neighborhoods can call police headquarters at 732-928-1111 or through the department’s Stop It app.