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Detectives Seize 160 Grams of Cocaine After Brick Traffic Stop

Drugs had street value of about $12,000, authorities say

Detectives who had been investigating a Keyport man as part of a month-long probe into local drug activity found 160 grams of cocaine after performing a traffic stop on his motorcycle in Brick, authorities said.

The detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office Special Operations Group, with assistance from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics and Gang Enforcement Unit, stopped a custom Suzuki racing motorcycle being driven by Stephen Slacks, 36, on Monday at the corner of Lanes Mill and Burnt Tavern roads, Prosecutor Joseph Coronato said Monday.

As a result of the stop, the investigators found 160 grams of cocaine with a street value of about $12,000, the prosecutor said in a statement. Also seized was $900 in cash. The motorcycle was impounded pending forfeiture proceedings.

Slacks, who resides on Main Street in Keyport, was charged with possession of cocaine and possession of cocaine over five ounces with intent to distribute, Coronato said.

Ocean County Superior Court Judge Rochelle Gizinski set bail for Slacks at $150,000 cash. He was not listed in Ocean County Jail records Tuesday.

Members of the Brick Township Police Drug Enforcement Unit and the Brick Township Police Patrol Division assisted in the investigation.

Andy Pat April 09, 2013 at 06:40 PM
Lanes Mill and Cedar Bridge intersect in Brick?
DennyD April 09, 2013 at 07:43 PM
150K CASH bail and he's out? Maybe I should start dealing!
knarfie April 09, 2013 at 08:07 PM
My question also. Can't picture it. I believe Lanes Mill runs between Herbertsville Road and Rt. 88. Right?
knarfie April 09, 2013 at 08:08 PM
Not that it's really that important to the story.
Daniel Nee (Editor) April 09, 2013 at 08:39 PM
We checked back with the prosecutor's office. It was in the area of Lanes Mill and Burnt Tavern. The story has been updated.
Glenn April 09, 2013 at 09:16 PM
It's the Exit 91 area.
Kieth Stone April 09, 2013 at 10:13 PM
It was in the Wawa parking lot next to the China King just before 8:00. Not that it's really that important to the story.
read bull April 10, 2013 at 12:31 AM
Rice king. why did he come so far down? could have saved gas on that POS rice rocket and went to Keansburg with the rest of them - or Laurance Harbor beach
Anthony De'marco April 13, 2013 at 12:56 PM
Good job on the surveillance and arrest on that scumbag !! A heroin and coke dealer Another one down, again great job !!!
JG May 16, 2013 at 12:09 PM
with a four way interchange coming we can expect a lot of that traffic , they can get on and off the parkway easier here then , so that should satisfy the people who wanted this four way interchange here.

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