A Lacey Township man has pleaded guilty to operating a CDS facility out of a residence in the Forked River section of town.

The State will now be seeking a term of ten years in prison for 22-year old Andrew Bradley for running the CDS production facility, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced on Friday afternoon.

Bradley ran the drug operation out of the residence for three years, between 2017 and 2020, and during that time frame stored and distributed cocaine and marijuana, according to investigation findings by Lacey Police Detectives.

When Lacey Police had what they needed to make an arrest, detectives performed a motor vehicle stop on October 1, 2021, and detained Bradley.

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Lacey Police Detectives then executed court-authorized search warrants on Bradley's vehicle and his residence in Forked River and received assistance on both from the Stafford Police K-9 Unit.

When they executed the warrants and took a look around, police found and seized undisclosed quantities of cocaine, psilocybin mushrooms, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), dimethyltryptamine (DMT), marijuana including tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), drug paraphernalia, and equipment and supplies needed for manufacturing and distributing cocaine.

Bradley was then taken into custody and brought to the Ocean County Jail.

He was released a short time later because of New Jersey's Bail Reform Law.

Prosecutor Billhimer announced that Ocean County Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Kristin Pressman, Ocean County Senior Assistant Prosecutor Ashley Angelo, and Ocean County Senior Assistant Prosecutor Meghan O’Neill, handled the case on behalf of the State.

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