LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) -- Long Branch police seized thousands of bags of heroin in what they say was the Jersey shore town's largest drug bust in 20 years.

Bags of heroin (Jan Pitman, Getty Images)

Officials say 43-year-old Christopher "Choice" Schwartz of Paterson was arrested Aug. 24 after police recovered nearly 5,400 bags of heroin from his vehicle worth a street value of more than $40,000.

Police charged Schwartz with heroin and cocaine possession along with multiple distribution charges.

Officials say Long Branch police's Street Crimes Unit detectives stopped Schwartz's car as part of a drug investigation.

It's not known if he has a lawyer who can comment on the charges.

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