SOUTH TOMS RIVER — A South Toms River man has been slapped with a plethora of charges after a multi-agency investigation concluded with his arrest for his link to drug and weapon activity, according to a statement by Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer. 

James Bivins, 26, of South Toms River, is accused of meeting up with an individual to sell drugs in Manitou Park. When police conducted a traffic stop after the meetup, it was revealed that Bivins had drugs and weapons in his car. 

Police extracted five grams of Crack Cocaine, 320 Wax Folds of Heroin, a loaded .40 caliber handgun, and $1400.00 in cash from his car. 

As a result, Bivins was charged with Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine and Heroin with Intent to Distribute Within 1000 Feet of School Property. 

Bivins was also hit with multiple weapons offenses as he was restricted from owning one. 

Billhimer thanks the Ocean County Narcotics Strike Force for operating in conjunction with the Berkeley Township and South Toms River Police Departments. 

Mark Anthony is a reporter with Townsquare Media: Mark.Kowalski@townsquaremedia.com.

The public is reminded that all suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

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