Police find 2,700 heroin bags, gun and $6k in Lakewood bust

Police find 2,700 heroin bags, gun and $6k

Police find 2,700 heroin bags, gun and $6k in Lakewood bust

TOMS RIVER - Police say officers recovered 2,700 bags of heroin, a loaded 9mm handgun and $6,000 in cash from a Lakewood man's home.

Police arrested 23-year-old Virgilio Lopez-Olivera on drug possession and distribution charges along with weapons offenses.

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato says Lopez-Olivera was apprehended following a month-long investigation into drug activity within the area.

Lopez-Olivera is being held at the Ocean County jail in lieu of $300,000 bail.

It's not known if he has a lawyer who can comment on the charges.

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