A Toms River man is facing various drug charges following a raid at a township hotel, police said.
Barnabas Davis, 47, aka “Hammer,” whose last known address is at the Briar Knolls Condominium Complex, was charged with possession of heroin, possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of crack cocaine, and possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, according to Ralph Stocco, spokesman for the Toms River Police Department.
An investigation into the distribution of heroin from the rear suites of the Ramada Inn on Route 9, along with information from the Lakewood Township Police Department’s Street Crimes Units, led police to Davis, Stocco said.
Police obtained a search warrant, leading to a raid conducted by the Toms River Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team on Monday, Oct. 20.
Davis was placed under arrest after police seized approximately 633 wax folds containing heroin and around 40 grams of crack cocaine, according to Stocco.
The heroin was packaged for sale and had a variety of “trademark” stamps, which included the brand name “Ebola,” Stocco said.
Davis remains in the Ocean County Jail in Toms River in lieu $300,000 bail.
The Ramada Inn had no knowledge or involvement in this activity and cooperated in the investigation, according to Stocco.