Two Manchester residents are placed in handcuffs after police say they found 310 wax folds of heroin in the 1998 Ford F-150 at a traffic stop on Mule Road near Route 37 in Toms River.

Investigators say the heroin was bought in Trenton with the intent of being sold across Ocean County.

Alex Ciccone, 28, of the Pine Acres Manor section of the township and was the passenger in the car, faces charges for distribution of heroin, possession of heroin, hindering his own apprehension by concealing evidence, possession of a hypodermic needle and possession of drug paraphernalia following the Saturday morning bust that took place around 12:29 am.

Brittany Parker is charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Ciccone and Parker were released on criminal summonses pending court.

Ptl. Martucci and his K-9 Cyrus, of the Toms River Police Department's K-9 Unit, as well as units from the Toms River Police Department's Patrol Division assisted Manchester Township Police's Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) in the investigation.

Residents are reminded that drug-related tips can be reported to the Manchester Township Police Department anonymously at 732-657-6111 or online via the Departments website at

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