Police seize nearly 1,000 heroin bags in Ocean bust

    Heroin from closed criminal cases at the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office. (Tracey Samuelson/for NewsWorks)

    Heroin from closed criminal cases at the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office. (Tracey Samuelson/for NewsWorks)

    Police in Ocean Township late last month removed nearly 1,000 bags of heroin from the streets, authorities announced today. 

    Davon Cody, 26, of Asbury Park is facing charges of second degree controlled dangerous substance possession with intent to distribute, third degree controlled dangerous substance possession with intent to distribute, possession of heroin, possession of cocaine and possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia, according to Ocean Police Department spokesman Det. Lt. Timothy R. Torchia.

    Police stopped Cody’s 2007 Nissan Altima for equipment and moving violations on May 23 as he was heading southbound on Route 35 in the Monmouth County municipality, the spokesman said. 

    According to Torchia, an investigation by Det. Sgt. Thomas Burke and Det. Michael Melody revealed that Cody was in possession of 980 bags of heroin, two bags of cocaine, a digital scale with suspect controlled dangerous substance residue and other assorted controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia, and $1,863.

    Cody was arrested without incident, Torchia said, adding that his vehicle was seized under the state’s criminal forfeiture guidelines. 

    Bail was set at $25,000 with no 10 percent option by Judge Timothy McGoughran.

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