A Lakewood Township man who was released from jail due to New Jersey's Bail Reform law ended up dealing drugs again and now faces 11-years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple charges.

Denaire Bowen, 22, has pleaded guilty to Possession of more than One-Half Ounce but less than Five Ounces of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute in connection with an incident in Lakewood on December 17, 2020, as well as Possession of less than One-Half Ounce of Heroin with Intent to Distribute in connection with a separate incident in Lakewood on February 2, 2022, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer.

The sentences for Bowen will run concurrently and at his sentencing hearing, he faces eleven years in New Jersey State Prison.

He was arrested after motor vehicle stops in both incidents.

The Lakewood Police Street Crimes Unit pulled Bowen over on December 17, 2020, and found him in possession of more than one-half ounce of Cocaine which was packaged for resale.

Bowen was arrested and brought to the Ocean County Jail but was later released by the Court due to New Jersey's Bail Reform law.

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In the midst of being out of jail, Bowen found himself in trouble again on February 2, 2022, when Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force Detectives saw him driving a motor vehicle near Cedar Bridge Avenue in Lakewood.

After they pulled him over, Detectives found Bowen in possession of approximately 30 wax folds of Heroin.

Bowen was arrested and brought to the Ocean County Jail, where he has been since February 2, 2022.

Prosecutor Billhimer also announced on Monday that Ocean County Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Michael Abatemarco and Ocean County Assistant Prosecutor Stephen Burke are handling the matters on behalf of the State.

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