Toms River Cops: Dealer Had Thousands of Heroin Doses

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TOMS RIVER – A long-term investigation led to the arrest of an alleged repeat offender who had thousands of doses of heroin for sale.

Gary Fox (Photo courtesy of the Toms River Police Department)

Gary Fox, 30, of Old Street in Toms River, was arrested at the end of a month-long investigation in May of 2016. At that time, he was found to be in possession of 80 wax folds of heroin and $740. A search of his storage unit revealed 83 bricks of heroin. This amounted to 4,150 individual doses with a street value of approximately $25,000.

At that time, Fox was charged with possession of heroin, as well as possession of more than one half ounce of heroin, which is a second degree crime associated with dealing. Bail was set at $75,000 with no 10 percent option. He eventually posted that amount.

However, in July, police began a new investigation. On July 28, he was found to have 540 wax folds of heroin, 1.5 pounds of marijuana, $1,984 in cash, prescription medications, a scale, and packaging materials.

Fox was then charged with possession of heroin, possession of heroin with the intent to distribute, possession of more than 50 grams of marijuana, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of Alprazolam (better known under its trade name Xanax), possession of Suboxone, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The bail was set at $60,000 with no 10 percent option. He is currently housed in Ocean County Jail in Toms River. He will be served 6 months of alcohol and drug rehabilitation and 5 years of probation.

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Chris Lundy is News Editor at Micromedia. He has covered Ocean County news and features in various publications since 2003. Lundy worked for Gannett with articles in The Beacon, Observer and Asbury Park Press. He's also written for the Community Connection, Patch and ShoreBeat.