During the closing months of 2016 the Toms River Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Ocean County Prosecutors Office Special Operations Group, and Lavallette Police Department, concluded a month long investigation into the distribution of heroin. On December 22, 2016, Kevin Porter, 27, of Newark NJ was arrested and charged by the investigative team. The arrest of Porter led to the seizure of 250 wax folds of heroin, 50 grams of powder heroin, and $750.00 in U.S. currency.
Further investigation led to the execution of a search warrant in Winteringham Village as well as a search of a residence on the 100 block of Philadelphia Avenue in Lavallette. Detectives uncovered a full manufacturing facility where heroin was being mixed, packaged and stamped by Porter for resale. Items included empty wax folds ready to be packaged, stamps, sifters, and several other items used to package and distribute heroin.
Porter was charged with possession of heroin, possession of heroin over one half ounce with the intent to distribute (2nd degree) and maintaining a heroin manufacturing facility (1st degree). Bail was set at $75,000.00 no ten percent.