Heroin and Fentanyl claiming lives at alarming clip in Ocean County, NJ and Monmouth County, NJ
The ongoing drug epidemic in New Jersey continues to wreak havoc on communities near and far in the Garden State including Ocean County and Monmouth County.
It has become a sad reality, the norm for heroin and fentanyl to circulate in our communities with drug dealers peddling massive amounts of these and other drugs into our communities with no regard for human life.
Law enforcement agencies such as the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office continue to crack down hard on those wheeling and dealing drugs within, into or out of Ocean County and going after drug dealers for all their worth.
Michele Baker of Pleasantville has been charged and will soon head to prison for selling a South Toms River man a lethal concoction of heroin and fentanyl one day and the very next day, he overdosed and died.
So much more needs to be done in the fight against this raging drug epidemic from taking drugs off the streets, to education, to helping people find recovery, and to prevent drugs from getting into our communities.
There was so much that happened in this first week of July in the news.
Here are some of the top News stories that occurred in Ocean County, Monmouth County, the Jersey Shore, and New Jersey this week.