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Police Seize Nearly 1,400 Heroin Doses After Traffic Stop

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Michael Morgan (Photo: Ocean County Jail)
Michael Morgan (Photo: Ocean County Jail)

Police in Toms River say they recovered 27 bricks of heroin – enough for 1,356 doses – after the department’s Special Enforcement Team conducted a traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle that had been driving around the township.

The incident occurred June 25, said police spokesman Ralph Stocco, and was released publicly Thursday. After they stopped the suspicious vehicle, police stopped a Nissan Altima in the township’s downtown area in which they found the heroin, Stocco said.

The street value of the 27 bricks is about $13,000, according to police.

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As a result of the investigation that ensued, Michael Morgan, 28, of Brandies Road in South Toms River, was charged with possession of heroin and possession of heroin with the intent to distribute over one-half ounce.  Morgan’s bail was set at $75,000 cash.  He remains held in the Ocean County Jail.