TOMS RIVER – A police department surveillance operation culminated in several drug arrests earlier this month.
Members of the Toms River Police Department Special Enforcement Team were conducting surveillance on the east end of the township. During their surveillance, officers observed suspicious activity that resulted in two separate motor vehicle stops.
The first motor vehicle stop and subsequent investigation led to the arrest of township resident Jameer Jones, 26. Jones was found to be in possession of approximately 202 grams of cocaine and packaging material.
During the second motor vehicle stop, which was related to the first stop, Gregory Deas, 47 of Asbury Park was arrested. Deas was found to be in possession of $33,703.00 in U.S. currency.
Jones was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine over five ounces with the intent to distribute (first degree) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Gregory Deas was charged with obstructing the administration of law, resisting arrest, possession of cocaine and distribution of over five ounces of cocaine.
Members from the department patrol division and K-9 Unit assisted the Special Enforcement Team with the investigation.