The illegal drug market is a competitive place these days, and a dealer has to make their stash stand out from the rest. Accused pusher Barnabas Davis, 47, was trying to do just that when he named his heroin after Ebola, the deadly, hysteria-inducing disease.
Davis was arrested by police in Toms River, New Jersey on Monday. Upon taking him into custody, they found he was in possession of 633 wax folds of heroin, all of them stamped with “trademark seals” featuring the brand name “Ebola.” Why naming your product after a deadly disease should attract customers, we have no idea.
Toms River Police received a tip from the Lakewood Township Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit warning them of alleged drug dealing out of the rear suites of a Ramada Inn in Toms River. Police executed a search warrant of the hotel rented by Davis, nicknamed “Hammer,” where they discovered the heroin folds, along with about 40 grams of crack cocaine.
Davis was charged with possession of heroin and crack cocaine with intent to distribute. He is currently at Ocean County Jail, unable to post his $300,000 bail.