Toms River police announced the arrest of two men from out of state who they say had enough raw heroin to produce 45 bricks, of 2,000 doses.
The incident played out March 2, said police spokeswoman Jillian Messina, when officers with the department’s Special Enforcement team noticed a suspicious vehicle during a surveillance operation. The officers pulled over the vehicle and seized approximately 2 grams of marijuana, $580 in U.S. currency and a plastic bag containing more than 20 grams of raw heroin, Messina said. Once broken down and cut, that heroin had the potential to add up to about 45 bricks, or over 2000 doses, with an approximate street value of $10,000, according to police.
Officers arrested and charged the passenger of the vehicle, Covan Taylor Jr., 27, of Huttig, AR, with possession of heroin, possession of marijuana under 50 grams and possession of heroin over one half ounce with the intent to distribute, a second degree offense. Taylor was initially held at the Ocean County Jail but has since been released by the court pending a future court date.
Police also arrested the driver of the vehicle, John Woodall, 68, of Sardis, MS, with possession of marijuana and released him on a summons.