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Toms River Man Gets Six Years in Prison for Heroin Distribution

Xavier Nelson (Photo: OCPO)
Xavier Nelson (Photo: OCPO)

A 29-year-old Toms River man will spend six years in state prison for distributing heroin and fentanyl.

Xavier Nelson was sentenced Oct. 25 on charges of heroin distribution, and conspiracy to possess heroin and fentanyl with intent to distribute.

The case dates back to December 19, 2018, when following an investigation that spanned several months, members of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force, along with members of several other law enforcement agencies in Ocean County, executed search warrants at three residences in Toms River and Lakewood. During the execution of these search warrants, officers located approximately 250 wax folds of heroin, as well as additional quantities of cocaine and marijuana. The evidence “indicated that Nelson possessed these illegal narcotics for distribution purposes,” a statement said.


Nelson will serve six years on the heroin distribution charge and three years on the conspiracy charge, though the sentences will run concurrently. Nelson will have a three-year period of parole ineligibility, prosecutors said.