Toms River Police have found the source of heroin distribution across the township.

TRPD's Special Enforcement Team has concluded a month long investigation with the arrest of Dowann Smith, 27, of Ocean Township (Monmouth County) who is charged with possession among other related offenses.

The SET team executed search warrants on a hotel room at The Rest Inn Motel, 2015 Route 37 East, an apartment located on Route 37 and on a motor vehicle being utilized during the narcotics distribution.

These search warrant executions resulted in the arrest of Smith who was found to be in possession of approximately 27 bricks (1,350 doses) of heroin, a Taurus .380 handgun, a small amount of marijuana, CDS paraphernalia and $715.00 in U.S. currency.

Authorities estimate the street value of the heroin seized at over $5,000.00.

Smith was charged with possession of heroin, possession of over one half ounce of heroin with the intent to distribute (second degree), possession of a handgun during a CDS offense (second degree), possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose (second degree), possession of a handgun without a valid permit, possession of marijuana under 50 grams and possession of CDS paraphernalia.

He is currently being held at the Ocean County Jail awaiting a detention hearing.

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