Ocean County man charged with illegal drugs and handguns

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Dayewon Crockam (Photo courtesy of Ocean County Jail)

LAKEWOOD — A 21-year-old man has been arrested and charged with selling multiple illegal drugs, authorities said.

A multi-agency investigation led police to identify a home in Lakewood used by Dayewon Crockam of Lakewood to store and distribute illegal narcotics.

On September 16, detectives executed a court-authorized search warrant at Crockam’s home and discovered that he would be frequenting a nearby house.

After detectives obtained the neighbor’s consent to search the house, they seized approximately 2,750 plies of heroin/fentanyl wax, 18 grams of cocaine, a loaded .45 caliber handgun with a laser sight and a magazine extended drum-style, drug paraphernalia and approximately $8,100.

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Crockam was charged with possession of more than half an ounce but less than five ounces of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of more than half an ounce but less than five ounces of cocaine in the intent to distribute, possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, certain persons must not possess a firearm, possession of a weapon during a controlled offense relating to a dangerous substance, possession of a prohibited weapon or device, in particular a large capacity magazine, and financial facilitation of a criminal activity.

Crockam was taken into custody at his home and is currently being held in the Ocean County Jail pending a detention hearing.

Ocean County District Attorney Bradley D. Billhimer congratulates the Ocean County District Attorney’s Office. K-9 Unit of the Township Police Department, for their combined and collective efforts in this investigation which led to Crockam’s arrest.

The charges referenced are charges only and the public is reminded that all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt by a court.

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