Man Charged with Heroin Distribution After Police Find Drugs, Ammo During Traffic Stop

BRICK-On Feb 8, 2018, at approximately 11:00pm, the Brick Township Drug Enforcement Unit stopped a vehicle in the area of Lowes Home Improvement on Route 70 in Brick Township. After a brief investigation detectives searched the vehicle and recovered the following:

-approximately 200 grams (7 ounces) of heroin with an estimated street value of $35,000.00
-Two 30 round high capacity magazines fully loaded with .223 caliber ammunition plus an additional 292 rounds
-51 hollow point bullets (.223 caliber)
-a .380 caliber magazine loaded with six bullets plus an additional 50 rounds
-99 rounds of .40 caliber ammunition
-approximately $1,700.00 in cash

Phillip Tarver, a 34 year old male from Toms River, was arrested and charged with obstructing, hindering apprehension, possession of high capacity magazine, possession of hollow point ammunition, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute (over five ounces). He also had outstanding warrants on other charges out of Ocean County.
Rajuonna Baker, a 22 year old female from Lakewood, was also arrested and charged with possession of a high capacity magazine and possession of hollow point ammunition.
Both arrestees were transported and lodged in Ocean County Jail after processing.

Case # Offense Date Code Description Grade Degree
w20180001051506 2C:35-10A(1) POSS SCHD I II III IV C
w20180001051506 2C:35-5B(1) MFD/D/D HEROIN/COKE >=5OZ 1ST B
w20180001051506 2C:29-3A(7) HINDER PROS-FALSE INFO C
w20180001051506 2C:39-3F(1) WEAP-POSS DUM-DUM BULLET D
w20170023761507 2C:35-10A(1) POSS SCHD I II III IV C
w20170023761507 2C:35-10A(1) POSS SCHD I II III IV C
w20170023761507 2C:35-10A(1) POSS SCHD I II III IV C
w20170023761507 2C:36-2 USE PARAPHERNALIA? DP D
w20170023761507 2C:35-5B(2) MFG/D/D HER/COKE>=.5OZ<5OZ 2ND C
w20170023761507 2C:39-5B UNLAW POSS WEAP-HANDGUN C
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