Man Panhandling In Barnegat Wawa Parking Lot Arrested On Heroin Charges

by Patricia A. Miller

Barnegat police recently arrested a Jackson man after receiving a number of anonymous calls about a suspicious person at the Wawa on West Bay Avenue.

Patrolman Andrew Parsley arrested Justin Schneider, 24, on Dec. 15, after anonymous callers reported tat a man was approaching cars in the parking lot and asking people for money, Lt. Keith Germain said.

When Parsley approached Schneider, he discovered that Schneider had an outstanding $445 warrant from Manchester. When he began to cuff Schneider, Schneider tried to discard a cigarette pack from his pocket, police said.

Sergeant Jason Carroll - who was on the scene providing backup - also saw Schneider try to throw away the cigarette pack. The pack contained a hypodermic syringe and ten packets of heroin, police said.

Schneider was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and tampering with evidence. He was lodged in the Ocean County Jail in default of $25,000 bail. 

Larry Cataldo December 30, 2013 at 05:25 PM
RON December 30, 2013 at 06:15 PM
Thank God people are being proactive with these low lives!!!!
Proud Pappa December 30, 2013 at 06:35 PM
How true Ron, people saw something wrong and made a simple call..didn't even have to leave their name..and a problem was taken off the streets...Good Job BPD for the quick response!!
Matt January 01, 2014 at 03:35 PM
I was a heroin addict once. He has broken the law, but jail will do him no good. It would be nice if we got these "low lives", some help. Nobody ever woke up one day and said, " boy I'd love to be a drug addict and have a miserable life." It's hard to understand if you have never been an addict or have never known one. I agree it was a could call on behalf of the citizens, but think about the person your calling a low life. It could be your son or daughter. Thank you.
RON January 01, 2014 at 04:08 PM
Sorry Matt, But I do have friends that became addicts and they are "low lives" so I don't buy you wanting my sympathy or the public's sympathy. You as am addict cost me money I don't want to spend. Grow up and put your bigboy pants on and get yourself a life, a very decent, lawn mowing, non littering life. If I can go to work for the past 30+ years and not be a burden to society I expect you and the guy this post was started about to do the same PERIOD!
LBI_Local January 01, 2014 at 07:21 PM
I also personally know several addicts as well...and contrary to your statement Matt jail combined with rehab is the only way to motivate an addict to change. Treatment alone works Mabie for 5 out of 100 people. I know many people on Drug Court and fear of incarceration is about the only motivation they have to stay clean. Without consequences to the lifestyle add addicts have no reason to stop.
Matt January 02, 2014 at 11:14 AM
Hey Ron. 29 yrs old. Got hooked on pain pills when I was 14. Went through hell and back. I agree that jail is a big fear for addicts. So I am not trying to say don't send them to jail. Just make it mandatory to go to rehab after their sentence. Attacking my work. A lawn mowing job?? I own a business and live quite comfortably right now. If I didn't have supporting parents, and if the wonderful court systems didn't help, where might I be? I don't want your sympathy, but if you have never experienced this, then stfu! I guess you prove RON, that you don't have to be a junkie to be a "low life". Thanks again.
RON January 02, 2014 at 04:56 PM
Matt maybe reread my post, I didn't attack your job at all because how would I know what you do? I said "get yourself a life, a very decent, lawn mowing, non littering life. If I can go to work for the past 30+ years and not be a burden to society I expect you and the guy this post was started about to do the same PERIOD!" What that means is get out of drugs and get a decent life: Mow your lawn, cross at the green not in between pay your bills, don't litter etc... Your still looking for someone to blame except yourself.
Susan January 05, 2014 at 04:46 PM
No one chooses to become addicted and suffer the loss of supportive family. I hate the phrase "low life". Doctors, Lawyers, teachers have addictions contrary to your knowledge. this illness goes across the board. these people are sick and need treatment. I do however understand where you are coming from because, no one wants to say for instance, fly in a plane where a drunk or an addict fixed it. some things should just not be acceptable to our society and then say for instance his boss might also be a drunk and let him continue to work on your plane. Not acceptable. There's a lot of just plain ignorance out there when it comes to these illnesses. Good people report it and then they get fired. what a mess our society is out there. what a mess. I wouldn't call these people "low lives", they are just sick and need treatment, when they refuse treatment, however, they should be relieved of their job where their "sickness" can cause innocent people to be endangered. I am quite sure the average citizen has no idea how pervasive this problem really is. a lot of people are doing jobs everyday like operating a train with some sort of addiction. A lot of these people are employed even as your Boss or even as your kids school teacher.... just saying its in all walks of life. Dr.s write prescriptions out everyday. So much stuff goes on unknown to the average citizen. This is a huge problem that effects our country in ways people are not even aware of.


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