NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP — Police arrested two towmship residents on numerous drug charges and seized 200 bags of heroin early Wednesday morning, authorities said.

Marcus Anthony Williams, 54, formerly of Alabama, and Patricia Marcus, 55, were arrested at their Shorebrook Circle residence after the Neptune Township Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit executed a search warrant Wednesday. The warrant and subsequent arrests were the culmination of a two-month investigation.

The arrest came days after Monmouth County authorities announced a takedown of a major heroin trafficking operation in the Asbury Park and Neptune area.

During a search of the residence, police said, officers, along with the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotic Strike Force and units from the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit, seized 200 bags of heroin, oxycodone and methadone. In addition, police seized $1,226 in cash along with drug paraphernalia. Authorities say they also secured a 2005 Dodge Pickup from the home.

Williams and Marcus were both charged with possession of heroin and possession with intent to distribute; possession of heroin with intention to distribute in a school zone; possession of oxycodone, possession of oxycodone with intent to distribute and intent to distribute in a school zone; possession of methadone, possession of methadone with intent to distribute and intent to distribute methadone in a school zone and possession of drug packaging materials.

Following their arrests, Williams was taken to Monmouth County Correctional Institution on $195,000 bail with a 10 percent option. Marcus was released on a summons but was sent to Monmouth County Correctional Institution on an unrelated contempt of court warrant from Neptune, police said.

Toniann Antonelli is a social content producer for NJ 101.5. She can be reached at toniann.antonelli@townsquaremedia.com, or on Twitter @ToniRadio1015.

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