A Lakewood man who was operating a drug facility out of his home in the township and dealing drugs on the streets is facing a long list of charges following his arrest and trip to the Ocean County Jail.

The apprehension and charges against 32-year-old Shamar Kerr were announced on Wednesday byOcean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer which comes after an investigation by OCPO Narcotics Strike Force Detectives, Detectives with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration – High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas-Monmouth/Ocean Post of Duty (HIDTA/MOPOD) Group 5, Lakewood Police Department Street Crimes Unit, Lakewood Police Department Patrol Division, Lakewood Police Department Special Response Unit, and Lakewood Police Department K-9 Unit.

The team of Detectives traced the source of particular drug activity in Ocean County to the northern part of the county and to a home in Lakewood which Kerr was using to store and deal heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine.

After they gathered evidence and information on the drug activity at this Lakewood residence, detectives from the collective agencies surveilled the residence and where Kerr worked, which was where he was caught allegedly dealing drugs to 36-year-old Anthony Connors of South Toms River, and then walked away.

When he saw Lakewood Police Officers nearby, Kerr booked it on foot but ended up being placed in handcuffs a short time later.

Following his arrest at the scene last week, Lakewood Police said that they found Kerr in possession of 900 wax folds of heroin/fentanyl.

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Connors, meanwhile, was detained and then arrested for his reception of the drugs.

For his role, Connors was charged with Possession of Heroin and Wandering in a Public Place to Obtain or Distribute Controlled Dangerous Substances and was served with the charges via summons pending an upcoming first appearance in Ocean County Superior Court.

The team of Ocean County investigators then went to Kerr's residence after getting a court authorized search warrant and at the scene, Detectives seized approximately 40 grams of crack cocaine, a loaded 40 caliber handgun, and approximately $44,300.00 in United States currency.

After seizing a massive amount of drugs and catching him in the act, Kerr was brought to the Ocean County Jail and now faces a lengthy list of charges as he awaits a detention hearing.

Kerr is charged with Distribution of less than One-Half Ounce of Heroin, Possession of more than One-Half Ounce but less than Five Ounces of Heroin with Intent to Distribute, Possession of more than One-Half Ounce but less than Five Ounces of Crack Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Crack Cocaine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, specifically a handgun, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, specifically a knife, Possession of a Weapon During a Controlled Dangerous Substance Offense, Certain Person Not to Possess a Firearm, Possession of a Prohibited Weapon, Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Resisting Arrest, and Financial Facilitation of Criminal Activity.

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