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Man Sells ‘Ebola' Heroin Out of New Jersey Hotel Room: Police

A man called "Hammer" sold "Ebola" out of a New Jersey hotel room, according to police.

Toms River Police arrested a 47-year-old New Jersey man Monday after finding more than 600 packets of heroin, many of them branded "Ebola," along with crack cocaine inside a room at the Ramada Inn along Route 9.

Toms River Police executed a search warrant on Barnabas “Hammer” Davis’ hotel room after the Lakewood Township Police Department's Street Crimes Unit tipped them off to alleged drug dealing out of rear suites at the hotel.

Investigators found 633 wax folds containing heroin and about 40 grams of crack cocaine in Davis’ possession, according to police.

Officials said the heroin had a variety of "trademark" stamps, including the brand name "Ebola."

Davis was charged with heroin and crack cocaine possession with the intent to distribute. He remained at Ocean County jail Wednesday, unable to post $300,000 bail.

Information on an attorney for Davis wasn't immediately available.

Investigators said the Ramada Inn staff was unaware of the drug dealing and fully cooperated with the investigation.

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