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LACEY TOWNSHIP — A resident and two Monmouth County residents were charged after police seized several types of drugs at the Lanoka Harbor section man’s home, police said.

The Ocean County SWAT team executed a no-knock search warrant about 11:20 p.m. Nov. 3 in the 200 block of Lawrence Drive, Chief Michael DiBella said in a statement.

SWAT members found two tenants and a resident of Long Branch, Monmouth County, inside. A fourth person was inside a running vehicle parked in the driveway, DiBella said.

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A Stafford Township police K-9 unit swept the home for drugs and uncovered cocaine, heroin, marijuana and oxycodone.

Detectives found about 10 grams of cocaine inside the car’s fuel door, DiBella said. Police seized two vehicles.

The investigation’s target and one of the home’s tenants, Kenneth Hoffman III, 29, was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession with intent to distribute.

Daniel Williams, 44, of Long Branch, was also charged with possession of CDS and intent to distribute, DiBella said. He had an outstanding traffic warrant out of Belmar with $198 bail.

Hoffman and Williams were taken to the Ocean County jail to await a bail hearing.

The vehicle driver, Constance Roberson, 34, of Neptune, Monmouth County, was charged with possession of cocaine and released on her own recognizance, DiBella said. Police did not arrest the home’s second tenant.

Detective Lt. Christopher Cornelius led the investigation.

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Waldy Diez joined the Press of Atlantic City's breaking news team in July 2017. She's a graduate of Syracuse and Rowan Universities. Previously, she was a morning tv news producer.

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