LAKEWOOD – A home in Lakewood was used to distribute heroin, and its resident was arrested for dealing, police said.
James Wallace, 34, was charged on November 12 with Possession of Heroin in an Amount Greater than One-Half Ounce with Intent to Distribute; Distribution of Heroin in an Amount Less than One-Half Ounce; and two counts of Possession of Heroin.
Charges are merely accusations until proven in a court of law.
The address was not provided by police. They said that inside they found approximately 1,800 dosage units of heroin and nearly $2,300 in cash.
The arrest comes at the conclusion of a two-month investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force, Lakewood Township Police Department Street Crimes Unit, and Brick Township Police Department Street Crimes Unit.
“This was truly a collaborative investigation and all the officers involved did an outstanding job,” Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer said. “Together, we will continue to root out these drug dealers – and the poisons they peddle – from our neighborhoods and communities.”
Billhimer commended the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Asset Forfeiture Unit, Lakewood Township Police Department Street Crimes Unit, Lakewood Township Police Department Special Response Team, Brick Township Police Department Street Crimes Unit, and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit, for their collaborative efforts in connection with this investigation leading to Wallace’s arrest.