Authorities announce largest drug raid in Ocean County history

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What started out as a street corner drug deal at the Jersey shore has led authorities to narcotics rings allegedly operating in two states and a foreign country.

Authorities in Ocean County say 31 people have been charged as part of the rings that dealt opioids and other drugs throughout New Jersey, in the Bronx and operated in at least one foreign country.

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato says authorities broke up nine drug production facilities, seized 90,000 doses of heroin, nearly 20 pounds of cocaine and hundreds of prescription opioid pills.

MORE: News conference on Ocean County drug bust

Drug facilities in Bloomfield, Jackson, Sayreville, Paterson, Piscataway and Plainfield were dismantled.

Narcotics activity took place in Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Passaic and Union counties, as well as in New York City and a foreign country investigators wouldn't identify.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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