New Jersey State Police announced a major drug bust in Brick and Lakewood that yielded over 52 bricks of heroin, two pounds of marijuana and numerous guns and rounds of ammunition.
The raids occurred Friday at the home at 265 Woodlake Manor Drive in Lakewood and a motel room in Brick. The name of the motel was not disclosed by police. Four people were arrested after the three month-long investigation that culminated in the raids.
Anthony Simpson, 39, of Lakewood, Jasmine Mosher, 22, of Moultrie, GA, Antonio Spradley, 23, of Moultrie, GA, and Ashley Askew, 25, of Lakewood, were charged with possession and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, heroin, and marijuana, possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon without a permit, possession of narcotic paraphernalia, possession of hollow point bullets, possession of a large capacity magazine, and possession of stolen movable property.
Simpson was additionally charged with being a person not legally able to have a weapon.
At the Lakewood home, police seized:
- One .357 handgun with 6 hollow point bullets (stolen from GA)
- One .327 revolver (stolen from GA)
- One 9 mm handgun with an extended 31 round magazine
- 20 ounces of cocaine
- 52 bricks of heroin
- Two pounds of marijuana
- 190 hollow-point rounds
- Narcotic paraphernalia (scales and packaging material)
- Approximately $3,000 in U.S. currency
At the Brick motel room, which was searched after the investigation continued following the Lakewood raid, police seized:
- One AK-47 assault rifle
- One 100-round drum
- Two 30-round magazines with ammunition
- One 9 mm handgun
- Approximately $10,000 in U.S. currency
All four suspects were processed at Monmouth State Police station and ultimately lodged in the Ocean County Jail in lieu of $660,000 cash bail. The case will be prosecuted by the state Division of Criminal Justice.