County Narcotics Investigation Nets Heroin, Pills and Cash

Two men and a woman arrested after search warrants executed

A narcotics investigation conducted by the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office has resulted in the arrest of two men and one woman, and the seizure of heroin, pills and cash, according to Marlene Lynch Ford, Ocean County Prosecutor.

Detectives from the Prosecutor’s Special Operations Group, the Toms River Police Department and the Berkeley Township Police Department obtained and executed search warrants today for residences located in Toms River and Berkeley Township.

The residences were being used by Rashad Searles, 33, of Toms River, for drug distribution activities, according to Ford.

Search warrants were executed at 1922 Red Cedar Street, Toms River, and 401 1st Avenue, Berkeley Township.

Police also executed a search warrant on a 1999 Acura Legend that was being used in the drug distribution operation. 

As a result of the search warrants, police seized approximately 2600 bags of heroin, along with 25 Oxycodone pills and approximately $13,537 in cash. 

Searles, 1922 Red Cedar Street, Toms River, was charged with possession of heroin over one half ounce with intent to distribute and possession of heroin. Superior Court Judge Rochelle Gizinski set bail at $150,000 cash. 

Kevin Davis, 27, 1922 Red Cedar Street, Toms River, was charged with possession of heroin under one half ounce with intent to distribute, possession of heroin, possession of a controlled dangerous substance (Oxycodone) with intent to distribute and possession of a controlled dangerous substance (Oxycodone). Superior Court Judge Gizinsk set bail at $40,000 cash.

Valerie Reavis, 32, 1922 Red Cedar Street, Toms River, was charged with possession of heroin and released on a summons. 

Assisting in the investigation, as well as the execution of the search warrants, were members of the Toms River Police ESU Team, the Toms River Police K-9 Unit, the Berkeley Township Police Department and the Ocean County Sheriffs Department K-9 Unit.  

Criminal charges are merely accusations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Keeping whats mine November 17, 2012 at 12:57 PM
The scumbag factory is working overtime. Betcha they get a slap on the wrist, cause what can they really do to them? How many times do we read this? Put up a d-bag tent city and make them grow their own food and doctor themselves. They will hook and kill your kids for $. Nobody likes them anyway.
Cosma November 17, 2012 at 11:48 PM
Thank you so much Toms River Police Dept. for doing such a great job catching these low life bastards who are trying to poison our children, I hope they all burn in hell. Keep up the great work!
Laci November 18, 2012 at 12:11 AM
No additional charges like being 1,000 feet from a school?. Heck they were 50 feet from Toms River High School East.
Cosma November 18, 2012 at 01:02 AM
Excellent point Laci .... might as well take the 'No Drug Zone' signs down if they are meaningless.
Keeping whats mine November 21, 2012 at 09:45 PM
Slap on the wrist at most. Just watch
mjmjr December 17, 2012 at 07:01 PM


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