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.

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.