Jackson Man Charged with Narcotics Distribution

Ocean County officials announced the culmination of a three-month-long, multi-agency cooperative investigation into the distribution of illegal narcotics in the Ocean County area.

An investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force and Brick Township Police Department Street Crimes Unit identified a residence in Brick Township being utilized by Montel Thomas, 38, of Jackson Township, to store and distribute Crack Cocaine.

On August 19, Detectives executed a search warrant on the subject residence. As a result, Detectives seized approximately 65 grams of Crack Cocaine and a quantity of Marijuana.

Thomas was arrested and charged with Possession of more than One-Half Ounce but less than Five Ounces of Crack Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of more than One-Half Ounce but less than Five Ounces of Crack Cocaine with Intent to Distribute within 1000 feet of a School, Possession of Crack Cocaine, Possession of less than 50 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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