From Barnegat to Toms River, Detectives have arrested four residents involved in recent drug activity across Ocean County.

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Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor's Narcotics Strike Force, the Barnegat Police Department Crime Reduction Unit and Patrol Division, Toms River Police Department Special Enforcement Team, Stafford Police Department Drug Enforcement Unit and K-9 Unit, Ocean Township Police Department Detective Bureau, Lacey Police Department Detective Bureau and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office have been running an investigation into narcotics activity of late and as a result of their findings, Elex Hyman, 49, of Barnegat, Jaime Steen, 38, of Barnegat, Jessie Jackson, 38, of South Toms River and Alicia Walker, 44, of Union Beach are all now facing charges, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer announced on Wednesday.

Detectives learned that Hyman and Steen were using a home in Barnegat to store and deal cocaine.

On Tuesday, the OCPO Narcotics Strike Force, Barnegat Police CRU and Toms River Police SET conducted surveillance on the Barnegat home and the investigation went into overtime as Detectives maintained their surveillance on Hyman and Steen who drove up to Toms River.

Hyman and Steen were then caught meeting with Jackson and Walker and after both vehicles went their separate ways, police moved in and made motor vehicle stops leading to the arrests.

Inside the vehicles, Detectives recovered approximately 63 grams of powder and crack cocaine, 150 wax folds of heroin and 100 Ecstasy tablets.

Detectives applied for and were granted a search warrant for the residence in Barnegat and also seized approximately $14,500 in US currency.

Hyman was charged with Possession of Cocaine in an Amount Greater than One-Half Ounce but Less than Five Ounces with Intent to Distribute, Distribution of Cocaine in an Amount Greater than One-Half Ounce but Less than Five Ounces, Possession of Cocaine and Knowingly Wander to Obtain or Sell a Controlled Dangerous Substance and is currently lodged in the Ocean County Jail pending a detention hearing.

Steen was charged with Possession of Cocaine in an Amount Greater than One-Half Ounce but Less than Five Ounces with Intent to Distribute, Distribution of Cocaine in an Amount Greater than One-Half Ounce but Less than Five Ounces, Possession of Cocaine and Knowingly Wander to Obtain or Sell a Controlled Dangerous Substance and was also charged on a Summons and released pending a future court date.

Jackson was charged with Possession of Cocaine in an Amount Greater than One-Half Ounce but Less than Five Ounces with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Heroin with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Heroin and Knowingly Wander to Obtain or Sell a Controlled Dangerous Substance and is currently lodged in the Ocean County Jail pending a detention hearing.

Walker was charged with Possession of Cocaine in an Amount Greater than One-Half Ounce but Less than Five Ounces with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Heroin with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of Ecstasy tablets with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Ecstasy tablets, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Knowingly Wander to Obtain or Sell a Controlled Dangerous Substance and is currently lodged in the Ocean County Jail pending a detention hearing.

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