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Cops Spoil Toms River Group’s Alleged Drug Deal

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Police foiled a drug deal last weekend involving four people, led by a Tom’s River man, prosecutors said.

Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force, several police departments and the county sheriff’s office were conducting a crime suppression detail in the areas of South Toms River and the Manitou Park section of Berkeley Township Nov. 1, according to a statement from the prosecutor’s office. 

Surveillance units observed David Spinks, 42, of Toms River meet up with Michael Everitt, 32, of Bayville and Kevin Banks, 37, of Lakewood in Manitou Park, it is alleged. The detectives observed ”transactions which indicated that Spinks had distributed illegal narcotics toEveritt and Banks.” 

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Detectives later conducted motor vehicle stops of all three individuals. According to police, Everitt was found to be in possession of approximately ten grams of cocaine and a quantity of Xanax tablets. Banks was found to be in possession of approximately ten grams of Cocaine.  Spinks was found to be in possession of approximately one-hundred grams of Cocaine, quantities of Xanax tablets and Marijuana, approximately $1,800 in cash, police said, and a .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun. Kristian Myres, 44, of Blackwood, was a passenger in Spinks’ vehicle. The following individuals were arrested and charged:

Spinks was charged with Possession of Cocaine in an amount greater than one-half ounce but less than five ounces with Intent to Distribute in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5b(2); two counts of Possession of Cocaine in an amount less than one-half ounce with Intent to Distribute in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5b(3); Distribution of less than one-half ounce of Cocaine in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5b(3); three counts of Possession of Cocaine in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(1); Possession of Alprazolam in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(1); Possession of Marijuana in violation of N.J.S.A.2C:35-10a(1); Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4a(1); Possession of a Weapon in the Course of Committing a Controlled Dangerous Substance Offense in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4.1; Being a Certain Person not to Possess a Weapon in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-7a; and Obstructing the Administration of Law in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:29-1b. Spinks is currently lodged in the Ocean County Jail pending a detention hearing.

Michael Everitt was charged with Possession of Cocaine in an amount less than one-half ounce with Intent to Distribute in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5b(3); Possession of Cocaine in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(1); and Possession of various Prescription Drugs without Valid Prescriptions in violation of N.J.S.A.2C:35-10a(1). Everitt was processed and released.

Banks was charged with Possession of Cocaine in an amount less than one-half ounce with Intent to Distribute in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5b(3); Possession of Cocaine in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(1); and Eluding in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:29-2b. Banks was processed and released pending a future court appearance.

Myres was charged with Wandering in a Public Place to Obtain a Controlled Dangerous Substance in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2.1. Myers was processed and released pending a future court appearance.