Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer has announced that Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force collaborated with the United States Department of Homeland Security and Preparedness – Homeland Security Investigations, New Jersey State Police – Trafficking Central Unit, Barnegat Township Police Department Crime Reduction Unit, Barnegat Township Police Department  K-9 Unit, and Ocean Township (Waretown) Police Department Detective Bureau, to conduct an investigation into the illegal distribution of pain medications in the Ocean County area.  This cooperative, multi-agency investigation ultimately identified a residence in Waretown as being utilized by Jeffrey Miliukas, 58, Waretown, to store and distribute various pain medications and pills containing Fentanyl in Ocean County.

On April 7, 2022, Detectives from the Ocean County Narcotics Strike Force, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Regional SWAT Team, United States Department of Homeland Security and Preparedness – Homeland Security Investigations, New Jersey State Police – Trafficking Central Unit, Barnegat Township Police Department Crime Reduction Unit, Barnegat Township Police Department K-9 Unit, and Ocean Township (Waretown) Detective Bureau, executed a court-authorized search warrant on the subject residence.  As a result, Detectives seized approximately 17 Fentanyl pills, 75 Oxycodone pills, approximately one pound of Marijuana, four rifles, three shotguns, a .22 caliber handgun, as well as additional evidence indicative of narcotics distribution purposes.

Miliukas was charged with Possession of Oxycodone with Intent to Distribute in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5b(5); Possession of Fentanyl with Intent to Distribute in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5b(5); Possession of More than One Ounce of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5b(11)(b); Possession of Fentanyl in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(1); Possession of Weapons while Committing a Controlled Dangerous Substance Offense in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4.1a; and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:36-2a.  Miliukas was charged on a summons and released pending a future court appearance.

Prosecutor Billhimer commends the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Asset Forfeiture Unit, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Regional SWAT Team, United States Department of Homeland Security and Preparedness – Homeland Security Investigations, New Jersey State Police – Trafficking Central Unit, Barnegat Township Police Department Crime Reduction Unit, Barnegat Township Police Department K-9 Unit, and Ocean Township (Waretown) Detective Bureau, for their combined and collective efforts in connection with this investigation.

The charges referenced above are merely accusations and the press and public are reminded that all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

R.P.C.  3.6(b)(6).