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Cops: Suspected Brick Heroin Dealer Caught With Drugs, 12 Pit Bulls in Home

Handcuffs (Shorebeat File Photo/ banspy/ Flickr

Handcuffs (Shorebeat File Photo/ banspy/ Flickr)

A township man suspected of dealing heroin was found to be in possession of 170 bags of the drug and 12 pit bulls – all in his South Lake Drive home, police said.

The Brick police department’s Special Emergency Response Team executed a search warrant at 360 South Lake Drive in Brick on Wednesday at 8:30 a.m., Sgt. Larry Petrola said.

The resident of the house, 33-year-old John Carter, was the target of a month long investigation, conducted by the Drug Enforcement Unit. As a result of the search, 170 bags of Heroin, $726 and a vehicle were seized, Petrola said.

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During the search warrant execution, 12 pit bull dogs were located in the residence. The Animal Shelter was notified, responded to the residence and took the dogs that needed medical assistance, said Petrola.

Carter was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of heroin, possession with intent to distribute heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. After being arrested and processed he was released on a criminal summons with a pending court date, Petrola said.