Drug deal foiled in Brick Township parking lot, police say
The packets were marked "Blue Magic," say Brick Township police, but the alleged heroin deal in a parking lot Monday didn't fool or entertain them.
Timothy Cole, 28, of Jackson, and Jeremiah Wicks, 26, of Manahawkin, were apprhended by officers on the Selective Enforcement Team (SET) patrolling the Walmart lot on the Fourth of July.
According to police, Cole parked a gray Nissan Murano near the Wendy's on site at about 5:45 PM. Wicks arrived a short time later in a blue Chrysler minivan and entered the NIssan.
Officers said money changed hands inside the vehicle and Wicks returned to the minivan, at which point SET investigators stopped both and advised them that they had been spotted.
Investigators said that Wicks had bought 50 bags of heroin, and that Cole had 20 more in his car, all bearing the "Blue Magic" branding. Cole allegedly was also wanted on a $500 warrant issued in Brick.
Cole was placed in the Ocean Coiunty Jail in Toms River, with bail set at $30,000, on charges of distributing a controlled dangerous substance, possession of CDS paraphernalia, CDS in a motor vehicle, driving with a suspended license, driving with an obstructed view, and failure to provide proof of registration.
Wicks wash released on a summons to await proceedings, charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and CDS paraphermalia.