Ocean County Prosecutor Billhimer: I have reorganized the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Special Operations Group and restored its original name: the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Narcotics Strike Force. This renaming and reorganization includes personnel changes and a re-dedication to aggressively pursuing persons trafficking in the sale illegal narcotics in Ocean County. Under my command, the Narcotics Strike Force will utilize and share intelligence with all of our law enforcement partners at the local, State and Federal levels. The strengthening of these relationships will be instrumental in our ongoing commitment to combat the onslaught of opioid abuse, addiction and overdoses in Ocean County.
My office will continue to pursue an “all hands on deck” approach in this endeavor, utilizing all resources available. These resources will include a multi-lateral approach to education and access to treatment and recovery services. Whether through my office, the Ocean County Health Department, local police departments, or our dedicated service providers, we will strive to educate our citizens, provide compassionate guidance and assistance to those suffering from addiction and provide access to treatment.
This compassion shall not apply to those individuals trafficking in the sale of illegal narcotics in Ocean County. The continuing presence of Fentanyl and the alarming rise in opioid related overdoses has raised the stakes. The Narcotics Strike Force will have a presence in every municipality.