Three men arrested for distribution of heroin in Evesham

The men were arrested last week as part of a proactive narcotics investigation.

On July 17, members of the Evesham Police Investigative Unit along with members of the Burlington County Narcotics Task Force, conducted a proactive narcotics investigation into the illegal sale of heroin in Evesham Township.

During the proactive investigation, detectives located the suspected heroin dealer’s vehicle in a parking lot on Route 70 by Cropwell Road. During the investigation, conflicting stories were given to detectives by all three occupants of the vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle led to the discovery and seizure more than 30 bags of heroin.

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Police arrested 43-year-old Frank Oakman from Bellmawr. He was charged with third degree possession of heroin with intent to distribute, third degree possession of heroin and fourth degree tampering with evidence. He was lodged in the Burlington County Jail.

Poindexter Brown, 33, from Philadelphia, was arrested and charged with third degree possession of heroin with intent to distribute, third degree possession of heroin, and fourth degree tampering with evidence. He was lodged in the Burlington County Jail.

Finally, 42-year-old Taron Reed of Paulsboro was arrested and charged with third degree possession of heroin with intent to distribute, third degree possession of heroin and fourth degree tampering with evidence. He was lodged in the Burlington County Jail.

Those who are struggling with substance abuse and have been thinking about seeking help can do so every Monday from noon to 7 p.m. at the Evesham Township Police Department. Recovery professionals from Oaks Integrated Care will be on hand to assist with finding treatment options, even for those who are uninsured.

This program, known as Straight…to Treatment, is available to everybody, regardless of residence. Drugs and drug paraphernalia can be handed in without the fear of possession charges being filed. If quitting drugs is something you have been considering, please come in and discuss it. It could change your life.

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