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Seaside Heights Residents Charged With Distributing Drugs, Possessing Loaded Gun

Jimmey Bryant Jr. and Ceeyanna Pringle. (Photos: Ocean County Jail/OCPO)

Jimmey Bryant Jr. and Ceeyanna Pringle. (Photos: Ocean County Jail/OCPO)

A pair of Seaside Heights residents have been charged with a number of criminal offenses following the execution of a search warrant at a borough residence, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Jimmey Bryant, Jr., 22, and Ceeyanna Pringle, 18, both of Seaside Heights, were arrested March 18 after numerous law enforcement agencies conducted a raid at their residence. As a result, authorities said in a statement, detectives seized 20 grams of cocaine powder, 20 grams of crack cocaine, a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun, a conductive energy device, and a digital scale. Bryant and Pringle were subsequently arrested at the residence. The address of the residence was not divulged.

According to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, the search came after a two-month-long investigation identified a residence in Seaside Heights as being utilized by Bryant and Pringle “to store and distribute narcotics.”


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In furtherance of the investigation, a search of a nearby residence was conducted. Detectives there seized a semi-automatic handgun with a loaded 30 round magazine, according to prosecutors. Additional charges are forthcoming as a result of the second search.

Bryant was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of more than an ounce of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine, possession of a weapon while committing a drug offense, intent to distribute drugs within 1,000 feet of a school and 500 feet of a park. Additionally, Bryant was found to have two outstanding arrest warrants for aggravated assault with a weapon in connection with an unrelated incident that occurred in Seaside Heights in March 2021. Bryant is currently lodged in the Ocean County Jail pending a detention hearing.

Pringle was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of more than an ounce of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine, intent to distribute drugs within 1,000 feet of a school and 500 feet of a park, and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was charged on a summons and released pending a further court appearance.

 


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