Lakewood Drug Dealer, Countywide Narcotics Trafficker Arrested by DEA

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LAKEWOOD, NJ – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, in conjunction with local law enforcement officials, has announced the arrest of 32-year-old Shamar Kerr, 32, of Lakewood, after an investigation into narcotics trafficking in the Ocean County area.

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer said Kerr operated an illegal narcotics operation that pushed heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine through the area from home in Lakewood.

According to Billhimer, on June 8th, Detectives established surveillance on the subject’s residence as well as Kerr’s place of employment in Lakewood.  

“Kerr was observed by Detectives meeting with an individual later identified as Anthony Connors, 36, of South Toms River, outside of his place of employment; Kerr was then observed to be leaving his place of employment on foot,” Billhimer said. “Officers from the Lakewood Township Police Department approached Kerr to place him under arrest, at which time Kerr fled on foot.”

Kerr was ultimately apprehended and placed under arrest.  Upon arrest, Kerr was found to be in possession of 900 wax folds of heroin/fentanyl.

Billhimer also said a court-authorized search warrant was executed on Kerr’s Lakewood residence.  As a result, Detectives seized approximately 40 grams of crack cocaine, a loaded 40 caliber handgun, and approximately $44,300.00 in United States currency.