A woman from Brick Township and a Seaside Park man are the latest to face heroin-possession counts as Ocean County's drug war rages on.


Benjamin Dinkins, 43, was arrested Friday along with Khalia Johnson, 30. Both are charged with counts of possession and possession with intent to distribute. Dinkins also faces charges of resisting arrest and assault on a police officer.

According to information from Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato, it began with a road stop of a gold GMC Jimmy SUV on Bay Avenue in Toms River near West Briar Street by detectives from the county's Special Operations Group.

Authorities say Dinkins tried scooting off but was corralled after a brief foot chase and a struggle that left one detective injured Investigators say he was holding about 23 grams of raw heroin and some 50 bags containing individual doses.

The discovery cleared the way for a search of the SUV, in which investigators say they found stamp pads, rubber stamps, scales and wax folds used to create single doses,.

The detective was treated ad Community Medical Center in Toms River and released.

A judge in Ocean County Superior Court set Dinkins's bail at $125,000 cash. Johnson's bail was set at $35,000.