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Police: More than 400 heroin packets netted from Wawa parking lot drug bust

Police in Brick Township have arrested five people who were allegedly involved in drug transactions at a local Wawa, stopping hundreds of heroin packets from ending up on the street.

News 12 Staff

Apr 13, 2021, 11:43 AM

Updated 1,136 days ago

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Police in Brick Township have arrested five people who were allegedly involved in drug transactions at a local Wawa, stopping hundreds of heroin packets from ending up on the street.  
The incident happened Friday around 11:30 a.m.
According to police, they watched what appeared to be a drug transaction take place in the parking lot of the Wawa. Police pulled over a vehicle a short time later and took 200 wax folds of heroin and Xanax pills.
Police say less than an hour later, there was another alleged transaction, and that stop netted more heroin, crack cocaine, a bottle of urine and cash. 
The enforcement on drug and street crimes continues after notable incidents over the last few years stemming from a shooting outside Brick Memorial High School in 2019. Since then, the street crimes unit added officers to the patrol and routinely makes arrests. Police say the goal is to clean up the community. 
"If they want treatment, we do that as well,” says Police Chief Jim Riccio. “We will offer assistance in the treatment. They choice is theirs, it's either jail, treatment or stay out of Brick."
In all, five people were charged, and four were sent to the Ocean County Jail. The fifth suspect was released on a summons.  


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