Barnegat police conducting a surveillance on Denville Street in response to reports of drug activity in the area observed a heroin transaction, which led to the arrests of three people.
On December 27 at 4 p.m., members of the Barnegat Police Department Narcotics Unit arrested Phillip Shiner, 23, of Barnegat, Taylor Beers, 26, of Barnegat, and Ryan Territo, 21, of Waretown on drug charges after allegedly observing Shiner purchase heroin from Beers and Territo.
Officers made contact with Shiner and attempted to place him under arrest at which point Shiner resisted arrest. During the time he was resisting the officer's control, Shiner ingested 10 bags of heroin.
Shiner, who was also found to be in possession of Flexeril, was transported to Southern Ocean Medical Center for treatment and observation. He was served with complaints for possession of heroin (3rd degree), two counts of possession of prescription legend pills (4th degree), resisting arrest (4th degree), and tampering with evidence (4th degree).
Beers and Territo were both charged with possession of heroin (3rd degree), possession of heroin with intent to distribute (3rd degree), and distribution of heroin (3rd degree).
Beers was lodged in the Ocean County Jail in default of $30,000 bail.
Territo was lodged in Ocean County Jail in default of $22,500 bail.