A Bayville man was arrested on numerous drug charges following a motor vehicle stop by members of the Manchester Township Police Department’s Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET).


Kenneth R. Cooper, age 39, of Pheasant Drive in Bayville was arrested and charged with narcotics offenses after he was found to be in possession of a large quantity of heroin when officers stopped his vehicle on Route 37 near the Toms River border.

On Friday evening, February 24th, members of the Department’s Narcotics Enforcement Team were conducting surveillance in the Summit Park section of the Township when they observed a 1997, Honda Accord and its operator, Kenneth Cooper, engaging in suspicious activity. Cooper was surveilled as he left the area and was stopped on Route 37 near the Toms River border for a motor vehicle violation. During the course of the stop, Cooper was found to have in his possession one-hundred forty (140) wax folds of heroin. The heroin was seized by the officers and Cooper was taken into custody without incident.

After being processed, Cooper was charged with possession of heroin, possession with intent to distribute heroin, loitering to obtain a controlled dangerous substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.  He was released on criminal summonses pending a court appearance.

Assisting with this investigation were members of the Manchester Township Police Department’s Patrol Bureau as well as Toms River Township Police K-9 Officer Buhowski and his partner Gunnar.

Residents are reminded that drug tips can be reported to the Manchester Police anonymously at 732-657-6111 or online via the Department’s website, www.manchesterpolicenj.com, by clicking the “Tip Line” link.