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TOMS RIVER, NJ – Two major players in New Jersey’s Jersey Shore drug trade have been arrested by police after an operation into illegal drug trafficking in the region.

The cooperative, multi-agency investigation identified a residence in Bordentown, as well as a residence in Cream Ridge occupied by Sanine Brosseau, 44, as being utilized by Shaun Crawford, 36, of Trenton, to store and distribute illegal narcotics.

According to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer, on July 27 detectives from multiple law enforcement agencies established stationary and mobile surveillance on the residence in Bordentown as well as the residence in Cream Ridge. 

“Law enforcement maintained surveillance on Crawford when he exited the Cream Ridge residence and left the area in a motor vehicle.  Crawford was observed traveling to the Manchester Township area, where he was ultimately detained and taken into custody without incident,” Billhimer said in a statement on Friday. “Detectives subsequently executed court-authorized search warrants on both the Bordentown and Cream Ridge residences.”

As a result, law enforcement seized – in combination from both residences – approximately nine ounces of methamphetamine, 6,550 wax folds of heroin, six ounces of cocaine and crack cocaine, two handguns, and $3,000 in United States Currency.  Brosseau was taken into custody at the Cream Ridge residence.