Police Close Drug Distribution Business in Brick Township , Clayton

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato, Gloucester County Prosecutor Charles A. Fiore, Brick Township Police Chief James Riccio, and Clayton Borough Police Chief Andrew Davis announced today the arrest of a Brick Township couple allegedly operating a CDS (Controlled Dangerous Substance) drug-making facility.

Police say Jason Andrew Bacon, 35, of Brick and Kim Christopher, 31, of Toms River were arrested and charged with various CDS offenses.

According to police, the defendants’ arrest stems from a four-month investigation resulting in court-authorized search warrants being executed a residence on Laurel Brook Drive in Brick and Delsea Drive in Clayton Borough.

The CDS making facility was allegedly being operated out of the North Delsea Drive residence and a greenhouse structure just outside the residence where detectives seized 38 marijuana plants, over five (5) pounds of previously cultivated marijuana, THC wax, U.S currency, and a loaded .25 caliber Beretta handgun.

Police charged both Bacon and Christopher with the following:
-​Maintaining a CDS Manufacturing Facility (1st degree)
-​Possession of CDS with Intent to Distribute (2nd degree)
-​Possession of Over 50 grams of Marijuana (4th degree)
-​Possession of CDS (cocaine) (3rd degree)
-​Possession of CDS paraphernalia (DP)
-​Possession of a Firearm during a CDS offense (2nd degree)
-​Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (2nd degree)
-​Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose (2nd degree)

​As a result of the Clayton, search warrant, police charged Bacon additionally with the following:
-​Maintaining a CDS Manufacturing Facility (1st degree)
-​Possession of CDS with Intent to Distribute (1st degree) (Marijuana plants)
-​Possession of CDS with Intent to Distribute (1st degree) (Cultivated marijuana)
-​Possession of Over 50 grams of Marijuana (4th degree)
-​Maintaining a Fortified Structure (boards across entrances) during a CDS offense (3rd degree)

Forfeiture of property allegedly utilized in the defendants illicit criminal CDS operation is being processed for seizure of a 2013 BMW i125 (approx. value $20,500), a 1999 Ford F-250 (approx. value $10,000), and the North Delsea Drive residence.

Jason Bacon is lodged in the Ocean County Jail. Kim Christopher was released to answer the charges in court on a future date.