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Brick Couple Busted for Running Pot Farm in Apartment; Beemer Confiscated

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BRICK-Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato, Gloucester County Prosecutor Charles A. Fiore, Brick Township Police Chief James Riccio, and Clayton Borough Police Chief Andrew Davis announced today the arrest of a Brick Township couple allegedly operating a CDS (Controlled Dangerous Substance) drug making facility.  Arrested were Jason Andrew Bacon, DOB 1/9/83, of 400 B Laurel Brook Drive, Brick and Kim Christopher (female), DOB 12/15/86, of Toms River.

 

The co-op investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Special Operations Group, the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Guns, Gangs and Narcotics Task Force, the Brick Township Police Department Drug Enforcement Unit and Clayton Borough Police Department additionally involved the assistance of the following agencies: US Department of the Treasury, US Postal Service, New Jersey State Police, Pitman and Westville Police Departments.

 

The defendants’ arrest stems from a four-month investigation resulting in court authorized search warrants being executed at 400 B Laurel Brook Drive in Brick (Ocean County), New Jersey and 1111 North Delsea Drive in Clayton Borough (Gloucester County), New Jersey.

 

The CDS making facility was allegedly being operated out of the 1111 North Delsea Drive residence and a greenhouse structure just outside the residence where detectives seized 38 marijuana plants, over five (5) pounds of previously cultivated marijuana, THC wax, U.S currency, and a loaded .25 caliber Beretta handgun.

 

Both Jason Bacon and Kim Christopher are charged with the following:

–           Maintaining a CDS Manufacturing Facility (1st degree)

–           Possession of CDS with Intent to Distribute (2nd degree)

–           Possession of Over 50 grams of Marijuana (4th degree)

–           Possession of CDS (cocaine) (3rd degree)

–           Possession of CDS paraphernalia (DP)

–           Possession of a Firearm during a CDS offense (2nd degree)

–           Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (2nd degree)

–           Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose (2nd degree)

 

As a result of the Clayton, New Jersey search warrant, Jason Bacon is charged additionally with the following:

–           Maintaining a CDS Manufacturing Facility (1st degree)

–           Possession of CDS with Intent to Distribute (1st degree) (Marijuana plants)

–           Possession of CDS with Intent to Distribute (1st degree) (Cultivated marijuana)

–           Possession of Over 50 grams of Marijuana (4th degree)

–           Maintaining a Fortified Structure (boards across entrances) during a CDS offense (3rd degree)

 

 

Forfeiture of property allegedly utilized in the defendants illicit criminal CDS operation is being processed for seizure of a 2013 BMW i125 (approx. value $20,500), a 1999 Ford F-250 (approx. value $10,000), and the 1111 North Delsea Drive residence.

 

Jason Bacon is lodged in the Ocean County Jail.  Kim Christopher was released to answer the charges in court on a future date.

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