1,000 Bags of Heroin Seized, Newark Man Arrested

Motor vehicle stop in Seaside Park leads to drug-related charges for Ibnballha Pitman, 34, of Newark

A Newark man was arrested and charged after police seized 1,000 bags of heroin in an investigation into drug activity in the Ocean County area, according to a news release from the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office.

Ibnballha Pitman, 34, of Newark was arrested on April 15 after a cooperative investigation into his alleged drug distribution activities.

Detectives conducted a motor vehicle stop on April 15 in which Pitman was the occupant of a 2001 White Honda Accord. The stop took place in the area of O Street and Central Avenue in Seaside Park.

The officers obtained and executed a search warrant for the car, ultimately seizing approximately 1,000 bags of heroin with the approximate street value of $5,000, the news release said.

Pitman was charged with possession of heroin and possession of heroin over one half ounce with intent to distribute.

He was transported to the Ocean County Jail with bail set at $175,000, with no 10 percent option.

Detective Christopher Bonner and Patrolman Thomas King of the Seaside Park Police Department conducted the investigation wit the assistance of the Prosecutor’s Special Operations Group and the Ocean County Sheriffs Department K-9 Unit.

mrbaw April 20, 2013 at 11:14 AM
Yates, you are an idiot.
mrbaw April 20, 2013 at 11:19 AM
We all have rights but, more so they privileges in the USA. If you choose to loose your privilege that is your choice. Freedom of choice is your right. What you choose to do with it is up to you. In this mans case, he will still be tried with respect to his crime.
mjmjr May 27, 2013 at 10:12 AM
S. Bar June 11, 2013 at 06:27 PM
Don't even drive through Seaside Park. They are pulling over EVERYONE and bragging about making money by giving everyone tickets. I have been pulled over every time I have gone there in the last 3 months which has been 4 times. Thank God there was nothing to give me a ticket for except I got a verbal warning for switching lanes too many times....It was twice since I had to get over to make a left. I would be pissed if my tax dollars were going to so many cops harassing people.
Jerzymom June 23, 2013 at 09:49 AM
WOW! @David they will never understand don't bother trying. They go political all the time. We know the truth.


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