A Seaside Heights couple who were allegedly dealing drugs out of a borough residence has been arrested after authorities executed a search warrant and found cocaine powder, crack cocaine, and a loaded gun among other drug paraphernalia.

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer announced the culmination of a two-month-long investigation into drug distribution in the local community which was run in partnership between Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force, Seaside Heights Police Department, as well as the Seaside Heights Police Department Patrol Division.

The probe led investigators to the doorsteps of a borough residence where Jimmey Bryant, Jr., and Ceeyanna Pringle, were running a drug operation.

On Friday, the aforementioned investigative along with the Ocean County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit executed a court-authorized search warrant at the residence, where Detectives seized 20 grams of cocaine powder, 20 grams of crack cocaine, a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun, a conducted energy device, along with a digital scale.

Bryant and Pringle were promptly arrested for their roles in the storing and distribution of drugs.

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Investigators also searched a nearby residence as well, and that's where Detectives seized a semi-automatic handgun with a loaded 30 round magazine, which now means more charges are coming against Bryant Jr. and Pringle in addition to what's below.

The 22-year old Bryant, Jr., is charged with Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of more than One Ounce of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of a Weapon while Committing a Controlled Dangerous Substance Offense, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance Within 1000 feet of School Property, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance within 500 feet of a Public Park, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

In addition to all those charges, Bryant Jr. was a wanted man with two outstanding warrants to his name for Aggravated Assault with a Weapon in connection with an unrelated incident that occurred in Seaside Heights last March.

Bryant is now in the Ocean County Jail, pending a detention hearing.

The 18-year old Pringle, was charged with Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of more than One Ounce of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of a Weapon while Committing a Controlled Dangerous Substance Offense, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance Within 1000 feet of School Property, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance within 500 feet of a Public Park, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Pringle was also charged on a summons and then released, pending a further court appearance.

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