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Seaside Heights Man Charged in Lakewood Drug Raid

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Handcuffs (Shorebeat File Photo/ banspy/ Flickr)
Handcuffs (Shorebeat File Photo/ banspy/ Flickr)

Lakewood police officers arrested two men, including a Seaside Heights resident, during a raid of a barber shop Thursday that was the result of a monthlong drug investigation.

The Lakewood Police Department Street Crimes Unit, led by Detective Sgt. Jason Pederson and the Lakewood Police Department Special Response Team, led by Sgt. Christopher Spagnuolo, executed a search warrant at The Perfect Touch Barber Shop on Main Street.

Upon entering the shop, they located 28-year-old David Perez, of Seaside Heights, as well as 42-year-old Jameson Mitchell, of Jackson. A search of the shop resulted in the seizure of cocaine, marijuana, a small quantity of heroin and two vacuum seal machines used to package illicit drugs for sale.

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Perez was charged with drug possession, possession with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $35,000 cash, police said.

Mitchell was not charged in the drug case but was found to have outstanding warrants for his arrest out of Howell and Stafford townships.

Both men were taken to the Ocean County Jail.

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