Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor's Narcotics Strike Force collaborated with other law enforcement to investigate the distribution of methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin/fentanyl in Burlington, Monmouth, and Ocean Counties.
This cooperative, multi-agency investigation identified a residence in Bordentown, as well as a residence in Cream Ridge occupied by Sanine Brosseau, 44, as being utilized by Shaun Crawford, 36, of Trenton, to store and distribute illegal narcotics.
According to Prosecutor Billhimer, on July 27, Detectives established stationary and mobile surveillance on the residence in Bordentown as well as the residence in Cream Ridge.
Law enforcement maintained surveillance on Crawford when he exited the Cream Ridge residence and left the area in a motor vehicle.
Prosecutor Billhimer stated that Crawford was observed traveling to the Manchester Township area, where he was ultimately detained and taken into custody without incident.
Detectives subsequently executed court-authorized search warrants on both the Bordentown and Cream Ridge residences.
As a result, law enforcement seized – in combination from both residences - approximately nine ounces of methamphetamine, 6,550 wax folds of heroin, six ounces of cocaine and crack cocaine, two handguns, and $3,000 in United States Currency.
Brosseau was taken into custody at the Cream Ridge residence.
According to Prosecutor Billhimer, Crawford was charged with Maintaining or Operating a Controlled Dangerous Substance Facility, Distribution of more than Five Ounces of Methamphetamine, Possession of more than Five Ounces of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of more than Five Ounces of Heroin/Fentanyl with Intent to Distribute, Possession of more than Five Ounces of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Heroin/Fentanyl, Certain Person Not to Have a Weapon, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Controlled Dangerous Substance Offense, Possession of Hollow Point Bullets and Possession of a Prohibited Weapon or Device - specifically a High Capacity Magazine.
Crawford is presently lodged in the Ocean County Jail pending a detention hearing.
Prosecutor Billhimer stated that Brosseau was charged with Possession of less than One-Half Ounce of Heroin/Fentanyl with Intent to Distribute, Possession of more than One-Half Ounce but less than Five Ounces of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Heroin/Fentanyl, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Ecstasy, Possession of Methadone, Possession of Dextroamphetamine-Amphetamine, Conspiracy to Possess Five Ounces or more of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, Conspiracy to Possess Five Ounces or more of Heroin/Fentanyl with Intent to Distribute and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Brosseau was transported to the Ocean County Jail and later released as a consequence of New Jersey Bail Reform.