Four residents from Newark have been arrested and charged for their alleged roles in dealing cocaine and heroin across Ocean County.

Karl Murray, 34, was using a residence in Newark to store and distribute the heroin and cocaine in Ocean County.

It was on January 21, 2022 that Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer said that the OCPO Narcotics Strike Force Detectives as well as those from Manchester Police and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Narcotics Enforcement Unit set up surveillance on Murray's residence and as soon as he left and drove off, they followed.

When police pulled over his vehicle, Murray along with passengers, 24-year old Tayiyah Jackson and 22-year old Abdul Crowley -- all from Newark -- were detained.

Murray had about 100 wax folds of heroin and $2,800 in U.S. currency in his possession which was before detectives found about 50 vials of crack-cocaine in the vehicle.

Everyone was arrested and brought to Manchester Police headquarters for processing.

Meanwhile, detectives still watching Murray's house arrested 35-year old John Frazier after he went into and then later out of the house while proceeding to put two boxes in the trunk of his own vehicle.

When he was pulled over, police found him in possession of about 150 wax folds of heroin -- from the boxes he put in the trunk.

As for the boxes he put in the car -- about 4,250 wax folds of heroin.

Police also found a .40 caliber handgun in the vehicle.

Frazier was brought to Manchester PD as well after his arrest.

When detectives got a court authorized search warrant to look at Murray's vehicle and home, they also found several items inside that made it known there were drug deals going on.

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They also found a .45 caliber handgun in Murray's vehicle.

Ocean County Prosecutor Billhimer said that in this investigation, Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force and Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit collaborated with the Manchester Township Police Department Narcotics Enforcement Unit, Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Unit, Essex County Crime Scene Investigation Unit, and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office.

Here are the accused and their charges.

  • Karl Murray, of Newark, was charged with Possession of More than One-Half Ounce but Less than Five Ounces of Heroin With Intent to Distribute in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5b(2); Possession of Less than One-Half Ounce of Crack Cocaine With Intent to Distribute in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5b(3); Conspiracy to Distribute More than One-Half Ounce but Less than Five Ounces of Heroin in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2a(1) and N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5b(2); Conspiracy to Distribute Oxycodone in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2a(1) and N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5b(13); Conspiracy to Distribute Less than One-Half Ounce of Crack Cocaine in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2a(1) and N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5b(3); Possession of Heroin in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(1); Possession of Crack Cocaine in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(1); Possession of Oxycodone in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(1); Certain Person Not to Possess a Weapon in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-7; Unlawful Possession of a Weapon in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4; Possession of a Weapon During Controlled Dangerous Substance Activity in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4.1; and Hindering Apprehension in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:29-3b(1). Murray is currently lodged in the Ocean County Jail pending a detention hearing.
  • Tayiyah Jackson, of Newark, was charged with Conspiracy to Distribute More than One-Half Ounce but Less than Five Ounces of Heroin in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2a(1) and N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5b(2); Conspiracy to Distribute Oxycodone in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2a(1) and N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5b(13); Conspiracy to Distribute Less than One-Half Ounce of Crack Cocaine in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2a(1) and N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5b(3); Possession of Heroin in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(1); Possession of Crack Cocaine in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(1); Possession of Oxycodone in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(1); Unlawful Possession of a Weapon in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4; and Possession of a Weapon During Controlled Dangerous Substance Activity in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4.1. Jackson is currently lodged in the Ocean County Jail pending a detention hearing.
  • Abdul Crowley, of Newark, was charged with Conspiracy to Distribute More than One-Half Ounce but Less than Five Ounces of Heroin in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2a(1) and N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5b(2); Conspiracy to Distribute Oxycodone in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2a(1) and N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5b(13); Conspiracy to Distribute Less than One-Half Ounce of Crack Cocaine in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2a(1) and N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5b(3); Possession of Heroin in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(1); Possession of Crack Cocaine in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(1); Possession of Oxycodone in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(1); Unlawful Possession of a Weapon in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4; and Possession of a Weapon During Controlled Dangerous Substance Activity in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4.1 Crowley is currently lodged in the Ocean County Jail pending a detention hearing.
  • John Frazier, of Newark, was charged with Possession of More than One-Half Ounce but Less than Five Ounces of Heroin With Intent to Distribute in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5b(2); Possession of Heroin in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(1); Certain Person Not to Possess a Weapon in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-7; Possession of a Weapon During Controlled Dangerous Substance Activity in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4.1; Unlawful Possession of a Weapon in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4; Hindering Apprehension in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:29-3b(1); and Hindering Apprehension by Concealing Another in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:29-3a(1). Frazier is currently lodged in the Ocean County Jail pending a detention hearing.
(Photo Courtesy: Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)
(Photo Courtesy: Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)
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