Two Lacey men and one Waretown man remain lodged in the Ocean County Jail, in default of $100,000 bail each, after pushing heroin with a street value estimated at nearly $5,000.
The three were charged Thursday with trying to sell 438 bags of heroin, police say.
The driver, 18-year-old Eric Anderson of Dolphin Court in Forked River; and two passengers, 21-year-old Jamie O’Kane of Forked River and 30-year-old Kevin Kennedy of Waretown, were arrested.
Each was charged with possession of heroin, intent to distribute heroin, and possession of a hypodermic syringe.
On Thursday evening, detectives from the Lacey Township Police Department witnessed a suspicious transaction in a local parking lot. The observation led to a traffic stop on Lacey Road in Forked River, police said.
The investigation led to the seizure of 438 bags containing heroin.