Remember the guy who lost his firefighter job over a $7.98 stolen item?

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Previous coverage of Ashton Funk

Ashton Funk lost his firefighter job in Margate, New Jersey over a $7.98 shoplifting charge almost two-years-ago. Guess who is in the news again?

It was announced today (Wednesday) that Funk, 35, was among 16-people arrested as part of an Atlantic County drug ring distributing large quantities of oxycodone and Xanax pills. A current Margate firefighter, Theodore Gogol, 37, has also been arrested.

Please note this is a state investigation. It’s not the federal investigation we told you about earlier today that Margate and officials from other Jersey Shore towns are concerned could lead to the indictment of a large number of firefighters.

Read more about the Atlantic County drug ring here.