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.