Belmar Police have arrested a man allegedly responsible for the wheeling and dealing of drugs in the borough.

The department announced Monday that they've arrested a borough resident behind the sale of illegal narcotics in the community.

Police wrapped up a month long narcotic distribution investigation when they executed a search warrant at the River Ridge Apartment complex along 1st and Ocean Avenue and arrested 37-year old Robert Clayton who was then charged with 40 counts of narcotic related offenses with 36 of them being indictable crimes.

Clayton is now charged with 11 counts of intent to distribute narcotics including heroin, crystal methamphetamine, Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), Methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA) over 1 ounce, Ketamine, Xanax, Tramadol, Adderall, Carisoprodol, Alprazolam and Methadone.

Police said these particular drugs were sold in a recreation zone which is also bringing 11 counts of narcotic distribution within a recreation zone against him as well as 15 counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, 11 of the same narcotic offenses with the addition of possession of oxycodone, amphetamine dextroamphetamine, buprenorphine hydrochloride, marijuana under 50 grams including THC wax, cannabis oil, and THC edibles.

To wrap up the charges, Clayton faces offenses for possession of drug paraphernalia including scales, packaging materials, possession of hypodermic needles and being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance, specifically heroin.

His complaint was placed on a criminal warrant with no bail and he was taken to Monmouth County Correctional Institution in accordance with bail reform.

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