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Four Charged in Ocean County with Narcotics Distribution

By rlsmetro on
Barnegat Township

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor's Narcotics Strike Force joined forces with local law enforcement, to conduct an investigation into the distribution of narcotics in the Ocean County area. 

The investigation identified a residence in Barnegat as being utilized by Elex Hyman, 49 and Jaime Steen, 38, to store and distribute cocaine.

According to Prosecutor Billhimer, on June 29, Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force, Barnegat Township Police Department Crime Reduction Unit and the Toms River Township Police Department Special Enforcement Team established surveillance on the residence in Barnegat. 

Detectives maintained surveillance on Hyman and Steen as they traveled to an area in Toms River. Detectives observed Hyman meet with another vehicle that was occupied by Jesse Jackson, 38, of South Toms River and Alicia Walker, 44, of Union Beach. 

According to Prosecutor Billhimer, after the vehicles parted ways, motor vehicle stops were executed on both vehicles and the occupants detained. 

As a result of the motor vehicle stops, Detectives recovered approximately 63 grams of powder and crack cocaine, 150 wax folds of heroin and 100 Ecstasy tablets. Hyman, Steen, Jackson and Walker were all placed under arrest. 

Prosecutor Billhimer said that Detectives applied for and were granted a search warrant for the residence in Barnegat. As a result of the execution of the search warrant, approximately $14,500 in US currency was seized. Arrested and charged were:

Elex Hyman, 49, of Barnegat was charged with:

  • Possession of Cocaine in an Amount Greater than One-Half Ounce but Less than Five Ounces with Intent to Distribute 
  • Distribution of Cocaine in an Amount Greater than One-Half Ounce but Less than Five Ounces
  • Possession of Cocaine
  • Knowingly Wander to Obtain or Sell a Controlled Dangerous Substance

Hyman is currently lodged in the Ocean County Jail pending a detention hearing.

Jaime Steen, 38, of Barnegat, was charged with:

  • Possession of Cocaine in an Amount Greater than One-Half Ounce but Less than Five Ounces with Intent to Distribute
  • Distribution of Cocaine in an Amount Greater than One-Half Ounce but Less than Five Ounces
  • Possession of Cocaine
  • Knowingly Wander to Obtain or Sell a Controlled Dangerous Substance 

Steen was charged on a Summons and released pending a future court date.

Jessie Jackson, 38, of South Toms River, was charged with:

  • Possession of Cocaine in an Amount Greater than One-Half Ounce but Less than Five Ounces with Intent to Distribute
  • Possession of Heroin with the Intent to Distribute
  • Possession of Cocaine
  • Possession of Heroin
  • Knowingly Wander to Obtain or Sell a Controlled Dangerous Substance

Jackson is currently lodged in the Ocean County Jail pending a detention hearing. 

Alicia Walker, 44, of Union Beach, was charged with:

  • Possession of Cocaine in an Amount Greater than One-Half Ounce but Less than Five Ounces with Intent to Distribute
  • Possession of Heroin with the Intent to Distribute
  • Possession of Ecstasy tablets with the Intent to Distribute
  • Possession of Heroin
  • Possession of Cocaine
  • Possession of Ecstasy tablets
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Knowingly Wander to Obtain or Sell a Controlled Dangerous Substance

Walker is currently lodged in the Ocean County Jail pending a detention hearing.