A Jackson Township man who was arrested in 2021 for dealing Heroin, among other drugs, in Ocean County has had his day in court and is now heading to prison.

The details of his arrest and sentencing for dealing drugs have been announced by the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office.

Cory Winston, 31, of Jackson was arrested on March 10, 2021 following an investigation by Ocean County law enforcement into the distribution of heroin and other drugs in the local communities.

Cory Winston, 31, of Jackson. (Photo Courtesy: Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)
Cory Winston, 31, of Jackson. (Photo Courtesy: Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer said that the investigation included the OCPO Narcotics Strike Force and Stafford Township Police Drug Enforcement Unit between February and March of last year.

The initial investigation led law enforcement to execute a court authorized search warrant at a storage unit located in Brick Township that, turned out, was being used by Winston to stash his supply of illegal drugs.

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Winston just happened to be there on the day law enforcement searched the unit and he was arrested and detained on site but not before resisting arrest in a way where he was combative, Prosecutor Billhimer said, and "forcefully resisted efforts to detain him, it ultimately took the combined efforts of three detectives to take Winston into custody."

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By the time detectives had finished executing the search warrant, they ended up seizing about 3,000 individual doses of Heroin, 200 grams of Eutylone, along with undisclosed but different amounts of Cocaine, Methamphetamine, and Fentanyl, as well as two handguns and an extended capacity magazine.

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Winston, who has been in the Ocean County Jail since his arrest last year, has since pleaded guilty to Possession of more than One-Half Ounce but less than Five Ounces of Heroin with Intent to Distribute for which he has now been sentenced to five years in New Jersey State Prison and along with that, he has also been sentenced to five years in prison, Prosecutor Billhimer said, with a 42-month period of parole ineligibility for Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and three years in prison in connection for Resisting Arrest.

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Prosecutor Billhimer also announced that Ocean County Assistant Prosecutor Stephen Burke handled the case on behalf of the State.

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