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.