Atlantic City man arrested following investigation of alleged overdose death in Barnegat - Breaking News - Press of Atlantic City

Atlantic City man arrested following investigation of alleged overdose death in Barnegat - Breaking News - Press of Atlantic City

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Atlantic City man arrested following investigation of alleged overdose death in Barnegat

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An Atlantic City man has been arrested on drug charges after an investigation by Ocean County and Atlantic City law enforcement connected him to a Stafford Township man who was found dead in his car along with four baggies used for heroin, Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato said Saturday.

Rasan S. McGee, 22, was arrested Saturday just after midnight on charges of distribution of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and resisting arrest.

The charges stem from an investigation that began on Friday at 2:15 p.m. when Barnegat Township Police responded to the Starboard Avenue area of the township on a report of an unresponsive man inside a car, said Coronato

When police arrived they found a man later identified as Steven Janson, 26, dead in his red Hyundai Genesis. Authorities said Janson, of neighboring Stafford Township, was pronounced dead at 2:45 p.m. During a search of Janson's car, police said, they found four baggies used for heroin with the stamp "Boom".

When police searched the scene they came across Kenneth Ebinger, 27, of Barnegat Township, who told police that on Thursday he and Janson drove to Atlantic City and bought heroin from an unidentified man.

Police charged Ebinger with possession of a controlled dangerous substance. He was released with a complaint summons.

Ocean County Prosecutor's Office spokesman Al Della Fave said with the additional information from Ebinger, and assistance from the Atlantic City Police Vice Unit, detectives from Ocean County Prosecutor's Office and Barnegat Township Police set up a cooperative undercover operation to arrest those who may have sold heroin to Janson.

The Atlantic City Task Force -- which includes federal, state, county and city officers -- also assisted.

The undercover operation resulted in the arrest of an individual know as "Money", later identified as McGee, Della Fave said.

When McGee was arrested, detectives recovered 50 bags of heroin stamped "Stingray". Heroin is typically sold for $6 to $20 per bag depending on the dealer, Della Fave said.

McGee remains in the Atlantic County Jail on $25,000 bail, Della Fave said.