BARNEGAT POLICE REPORT: Youth Arrested for Possession of Marijuana

Another Barnegat youth was charged with driving while intoxicated.

A 17-year-old Barnegat man was recently arrested and charged with  possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

The juvenile's vehicle was stopped  Dec. 27 at 10:15 p.m. on Village Drive for operating with no headlights. During the stop, Ptl. Robert Armstrong was granted consent to search the vehicle.

Ptl. Armstrong's K9 partner, Bullet, indicated the presence of drugs, which were then recovered by Ptl. Armstrong.

Recovered were 19 individually wrapped bags of marijuana as well as three larger bags of marijuana with a total weight of nearly 90 grams. Drug paraphernalia was also recovered. (See photos)

The juvenile was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of more than 50 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to use headlights, and possession of CDS in a motor vehicle. 

The teenager was released into the custody of his parents pending a juvenile court date.


Barnegat police also reported, on December 20th at 12:05 a.m., Ptl. Nicholas Venuto arrested and charged Heather Erb, 19, of Barnegat for driving while intoxicated after responding to a report of a hit-and-run accident on Lexington Blvd.

Upon his arrival to the scene, Ptl. Venuto found Erb's 2001 Nissan Xterra in front of 79 Bowline Street with heavy front end damage.

An investigation revealed that Erb had been driving on Lexington Blvd., where she struck two parked motor vehicles, an electrical box, and two mailboxes before leaving the scene.

Erb was transported to Southern Ocean Medical Center where she was treated for injuries sustained in the accident.

She was charged with DWI, reckless, driving, failure to maintain lane, failure to wear seat belt, leaving the scene of an accident, and failure to report an accident.

Anna Delltan May 20, 2013 at 04:56 AM
The ERB case came to a close last week as it showed she was innocent, a "mike colon" had taken the car without permission and totalled her vehicle and ran from the scene which is why she was presumed innocent. though i feel as she should press charges, she was just happy justice was served and left it at that... what a poor girl.
Anna Delltan May 20, 2013 at 04:58 AM
because you have animosity towards her father doesnt not warrant commenting on her well being, after all the girl was in the hospital with a concussion afterwards, and on her behalf she beat the case so it was not awesome work, leave children out of your familys nonsense.... how sad
YellowBird May 20, 2013 at 04:38 PM
So no charges for the weed either..?
Anna Delltan May 22, 2013 at 09:14 PM
Oh wow, no, im commenting on the lower report, im not sure about the first one. haha sorry for the misunderstanding!
Teri I. Kirchner May 22, 2013 at 10:05 PM
It's all good... You can Always remove Your Own Comments.


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