5 Ocean County Men Charged For Selling Cocaine

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force collaborated with United States Department of Homeland Security Investigations, Point Pleasant Beach Police Department Detective Bureau, Point Pleasant Beach Police Department Patrol Division, and Point Pleasant Beach Police Department K-9 Unit, to conduct a investigation into the distribution of cocaine in Ocean County, specifically in the Point Pleasant Beach area. This cooperative, multi-agency two month investigation identified a residence in Point Pleasant Beach as being utilized by Pablo Lezama, 43, Magdaleno Navasantos, 45, Felix Pacheco, 31, Miguel Alonso, 27, and Angel Pacheco, 44, all of Point Pleasant Beach, to store and distribute cocaine.

Detectives from the aforementioned law enforcement agencies initiated surveillance on the subject residence in Point Pleasant Beach. On March 17, 2023, the Ocean County Northern Regional SWAT Team executed a court authorized search warrant on the subject residence. As a result, law enforcement seized a quantity of cocaine individually packaged for distribution, and drug paraphernalia indicative of narcotics manufacturing and distribution. All five defendants were arrested at the residence on March 17, 2023.

Pablo Lezama was charged with Possession of Less than One-Half Ounce of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Hindering Apprehension. Lezama was transported to the Ocean County Jail, and subsequently released as a consequence of New Jersey Bail Reform.

Magdaleno Navasantos was charged with Possession of Less than One-Half Ounce of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Cocaine, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Navasantos was transported to the Ocean County Jail, and subsequently released as a consequence of New Jersey Bail Reform.

Felix Pacheco was charged with Possession of Less than One-Half Ounce of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Cocaine, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Pacheco was transported to the Ocean County Jail, and subsequently released as a consequence of New Jersey Bail Reform.

Miguel Alonso was charged with Possession of Less than One-Half Ounce of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Hindering Apprehension. Alonso was served with the charges via summons pending an upcoming first appearance in Ocean County Superior Court.

Angel Pacheco was charged with Possession of Less than One-Half Ounce of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Cocaine, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Pacheco was served with the charges via summons pending an upcoming first appearance in Ocean County Superior Court.

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