TOMS RIVER — Police in Ocean County have arrested 19 people on charges related to heroin possession and distribution.

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The arrests come after the county’s overdose death count rose to 60 this weekend.

The county’s Special Operations Group Task Force carried out the raids in Bayville, Barnegat, Lacey and Lakewood.

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato said he’ll be ruthless in pursuing and prosecuting what he calls “these dealers of death.”

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