Marco Ayala, 19, of Howell was arrested by the Jackson Police Department and faces several charges following an investigation in the neighboring township.
According to a press release posted on the department's Facebook page Ayala was arrested on Wednesday night in the parking lot of a shopping center on West Countyline Road.
Following the investigation Ayala was charged with possession of heroin, possession of xanax, distribution of heroin, distribution of xanax, possession of a hypodermic syringe and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Ayala was also charged in connection with a burglary and theft in Jackson on May, 19 of last year.
Following his arrest Ayala was transferred to the Ocean County Jail in lieu of $50 thousand bail.