A drug overdose at the Barnegat Motel led to two people being charged with heroin possession yesterday, Barnegat police said.
Around noon on April 23, members of the Barnegat Police Narcotics Unit arrested Joseph Cook, 27, and Brooke Cook, 28, of Barnegat after arriving at the motel in response to a report that a female subject had overdosed on heroin.
An on scene investigation revealed that both Joseph and Brook were in possession of and had ingested heroin, police said.
Joseph Cook was charged with 3rd degree possession of heroin and was processed and released pending a court date.
Brooke Cook was charged with 3rd degree possession of heroin and was transported to Southern Ocean Medical Center for medical treatment.
In related news, on April 19th at 2:00 p.m, members of the Barnegat Police Narcotics Unit arrested Edward Beaton, 44, of Manahawkin and Merredith Rowe, 32, of Manahawkin after they observed Beaton and Rowe seated in a parked car in the parking lot of the Wawa on West Bay Avenue. Moments later, police said, Beaton allegedly distributed a quantity of heroin to Rowe.
Beaton was charged with possession of heroin, possession of heroin with the intent to distribute, and distribution of heroin (all 3rd degree).
Rowe was charged with possession of heroin (3rd degree) and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Both Beaton and Rowe were processed and released pending a court date.