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Prosecutors: Man Used Brick Township Home to Distribute Crack

Montel Thomas (Photo: Ocean County Jail)

Montel Thomas (Photo: Ocean County Jail)

A Jackson man is facing numerous drug charges following three-month-long, multi-agency cooperative investigation into the distribution of illegal narcotics in the Ocean County area, centering on Brick.

Montel Thomas, 38, of Jackson, is alleged to have used a Brick Township residence to both store and distribute crack cocaine, authorities said. The address of the residence was not divulged.

Detectives on Wednesday executed a search warrant on the residence. As a result, they seized approximately 65 grams of crack cocaine and a quantity of marijuana. Thomas was arrested and charged with possession of more than a half-ounce but less than five ounces of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, possession with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school zone, simple possession of crack cocaine and marijuana, as well as possession of drug paraphernalia.

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The investigation was led by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force and Brick Township Police Department Street Crimes Unit.

Thomas was being held in the Ocean County Jail.