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Police Bust South Jersey Men with Heroin, Gun

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    Police Bust South Jersey Men with Heroin, Gun
    Toms River Police
    Eugene Ayala Jr. (left) and Ansel Applewhite are facing charges after police say they busted the men with drugs and a gun.

    Two South Jersey men were being held on high cash bails after police said officers watched the men conduct a drug sale and found drugs one one man and drugs and a gun on the other.

    Toms River Police said they received a tip call on Sept. 30 about possible drug activity outside a business on Route 37 East near Brookside Drive. When investigators set up surveillance, police said, they saw Ansel Applewhite, 23, of Toms River, conduct a narcotics transaction outside. They stopped the man and discovered he had 762 folds of heroin, eight Xanax pills and $2,248 cash, police said.

    Police continued to investigate and found an "associate" of Applewhite, identified as 20-year-old Eugene Ayala Jr. of Beachwood, inside a business. On Ayala, officers found 20 folds of heroin and a loaded .38-caliber handgun, police said.

    Both men were taken into custody at the scene. Applewhite's bail was set at $150,000 full cash and Ayala's at $100,000 full cash, authorities said.