Two Ocean County Men Arrested For Drug Offenses

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  STAFFORD – After a two-month investigation, two men were arrested and charged on several drug offenses.

  The multi-agency narcotics investigation led to the arrests of Marques Belnavis, 28, and Edwin Flores, 55, both of Ocean Gate.

  After search warrants were executed on their address on Chelsea Avenue in Ocean Gate and Belnavis’s 2017 Nissan Altima, both were arrested and charged with Possession of CDS – Crack, Heroin and Cocaine, Possession with the Intention to Distribute CDS, and Conspiracy to Distribute CDS. They were transported to the Stafford Township Police Department for processing, and later transported to the Ocean County Jail pending a future court appearance.

  The Stafford Township Drug Enforcement Unit would like to thank the Ocean Gate Police Department, the Barnegat Township Police Department’s Crime Reduction Unit, and the Ocean County Prosecutors Office Narcotics Strike Force for their cooperation and assistance in this multi-agency investigation.


  The public are reminded that all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.