Police track down Jackson man with drug footprint in Stafford, Brick and Absecon
From Brick to Stafford and everywhere in between, police and law enforcement across Ocean County continue cracking down on the distribution of drugs in our communities.
A Jackson man is in some serious trouble after police found him in possession of Heroin, Cocaine, Molly/MDMA, prescription pills, digital scales, drug paraphernalia and a 9mm and .40 caliber handgun with high capacity magazines.
An investigation began by Stafford Police with their Drug Enforcement Unit along with the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office Narcotics Strike Force and as more information became available, the probe led Detectives to Brick and Absecon.
Police executed search warrants at a storage facility and vehicle in Brick and in a hotel room in Absecon and found the drugs.
Cory Winston, 30, was arrested and charged with 14 offenses including 1st degree possession of “Molly” aka MDMA, 2nd Degree Possession of Heroin, 2nd Degree Possession of Cocaine, 2 charges of Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, Possession of Handgun during a CDS offense, Possession of High Capacity Magazine, Resisting Arrest, Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer, 3 charges of possession with Intent to Distribute and other drug related charges.
While attempting to place Winston under arrest, police said he became combative, striking several Detectives and resisted arrest.
The Detectives were treated for minor injuries, and Winston was transported to Brick Township Police Department for processing before being transported to the Ocean County Jail.
The Stafford Township Police Department’s Drug Enforcement Unit and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force teamed up with the Barnegat Township Crime Reduction Unit, Absecon Police Department, Atlantic County Narcotic Strike Force, Brick Township Police Department and the Stafford Township K-9 Unit.