Cops: Lakewood man had over 170 wax folds of heroin, $47,228 when arrested

     File photo. (Image:  .v1ctor Casale via Flickr)

    File photo. (Image: .v1ctor Casale via Flickr)

    A Lakewood man was charged with multiple drug related offenses following an arrest Sunday afternoon in Toms River.

    Anthony J. Levine, 23, of Oak Street in Lakewood was arrested at the Ramada Inn on Route 9 by Officer Frank Moschella of the Toms River Police Department, police said in a release.

    Hotel staff attempted to evict Levine for being under the influence, causing a disturbance, and threatening to assault hotel employees, who then contacted police, according to the release.

    Moschella arrived and determined that Levine was under the influence of an unknown substance. A subsequent investigation revealed that there were several wax folds of heroin in Levine’s pockets, police said. 

    After Levine was placed under arrest at 1:53 p.m., a further search yielded 170 wax folds of heroin, 11 hypodermic needles, three glass pipes commonly used to smoke illegal narcotics, and $47,228, according to police.

    The money was seized pending a potential forfeiture hearing before a judge, police said.

    Levine was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of heroin with the intent to distribute, possession of hypodermic needles, and two counts of possessing drug paraphernalia.

    Officers Mark Nater and Josh Pedalino assisted with the investigation. 

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