BRICK — A conversation overheard by four police officers conducting surveillance led to the arrests of four men on drug charges Thursday evening.

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After hearing their conversation about their involvement in drug activity, the Brick police officers and their police dog Rebel approached the group. Rebel picked up the scent of drugs outside their vehicle, which led to a search and the discovery of crack and drug paraphernalia, police said.

Frank Tomasulo, 58, of Toms River; Arnaldo Martinez, 50, of Jackson; and Michael Britton, 35, of Toms River; were charged with possession of crack, possession of paraphernalia, and loitering to obtain or distribute drugs.

Austin Kaiser, 43, of Toms River, was charged with possession of paraphernalia and loitering to obtain drugs.

All were held in the Ocean County Jail.

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