Two people are facing a list of charges following a drug bust late last week in Ocean County.

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer says detectives from numerous law enforcement agencies conducted an investigation into the distribution of heroin in the county recently. As a result, detectives executed search warrants at homes in both Whiting and Toms River, which netted approximately 2000 wax folds of heroin, drug paraphernalia, and about $3400 in cash.

Arrested in the process were 32-year-old Edward Parkhill of Whiting, who has been charged out of Manchester Township with Possession of Heroin with the Intent to Distribute in a Quantity Less than One-Half Ounce, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Adderall Without a Valid Prescription, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Additionally, Parkhill was charged out of Toms River with Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute in a Quantity Greater than One-Half Ounce and Possession of Heroin. Parkhill is currently being held in the Ocean County Jail pending a detention hearing.

Also arrested was 32-year-old Sandra Arias of Toms River, charged with Possession of Heroin with Intent to Distribute in a Quantity Greater than One-Half Ounce and Possession of Heroin. Arias was charged on a summons pending a future court date.

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Billhimer credits the efforts of his office; the Ocean County Sheriff's Office; and the Manchester, Toms River, and Barnegat Police Departments for making the arrests.

The public is reminded that all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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