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Police Arrest Man Found Injecting Heroin in McDonalds Bathroom

by Patricia A. Miller

A 21-year-old Barnegat man is facing a number of charges after police observed him shooting heroin in the bathroom of the McDonalds on Route 9.

Members of the Barnegat Police Narcotics Unit arrested David Schubiger Jr., on Nov. 21 on drug charges after a surveillance operation.

Officers were in the area of the McDonalds on Route 9 conducting surveillance when they observed Schubiger acting suspiciously. Further investigation revealed that Schubiger was injecting heroin while in the restaurant's bathroom, Lt. Keith Germain said.

Schubiger was arrested after officers recovered a hypodermic syringe and heroin, he said.

Schubiger was charged with possession of heroin, possession of a hypodermic syringe, and obstructing the administration of law. He was lodged in the Ocean County Jail in default of $15,000 bail.

mr henry December 05, 2013 at 04:40 PM
Glad to see he wasnt processed and Released on a Summons..Keep a few in county and this might help with the problem. Great work BGTPD.
anthony puzela December 05, 2013 at 05:29 PM
what would have happened if a young child had entered that restroom? We need to get these addicts off the streets and in rehab ASAP. second offence straight to jail for a long time. solitary, let them see what's like to be by themselves for a couple years.
John B Taxpayer December 05, 2013 at 08:16 PM
This is an epidemic with a 3% change of recovery. Jail isn't going to stop these people from not going out and doing this again. Rehab has a very low rate of success, mostly because they go back to their old haunts and friends and repeat their behavior. What % of this junk comes from Afghanistan with a wink and a nod from Uncle Sam? This money funds the Taliban and destroys American's! What's the solution?
M A December 05, 2013 at 08:35 PM
Please go to the town meeting stafford is putting on a week from today at thenSTAC building to hear what the plan is to get this under control!
gregmiceli December 05, 2013 at 09:55 PM
I happen to know of this kid. He is his own worst enemy and I feel sorry for him. I didn't need to see his name in Patch and, therefore, splashed across the internet. It serves no useful purpose other than to cause his family more shame and misery. I wonder if a family member of some Patch contributor was in a similar circumstance, would we be so quick to see a name attached to the story. I am not hoping for such a thing, I am merely making a point. It's time Patch exercise some common sense and common decency, both of which aren't so common after all.
kazoome December 06, 2013 at 01:35 AM
@gregmiceli.....its called reporting the news......hopefully your friend gets the help he needs.....maybe seeing his name in the paper will give him the push he needs to seek help
mr henry December 06, 2013 at 10:39 AM
@Discussed with this...Thought you and your Barnegat friends wanted to hold Vigils and pray this away.
ken December 06, 2013 at 10:42 AM
@JohnBTaxpayer, you are living in the 1970's. Today's heroine in the Western Hemisphere comes from our lawless neighbor to the south, the criminally and politically exempt Mexico, not Afghanistan, and that is the problem. Heroine from Afghanistan, in the 1970's, was the equivalent of $75-$100 per deck in today's prices. Today it is $10. Moms and dads in the 1970's did not have opiates in the medicine cabinet like today, oxy didn't even exist. That's why the addiction is so much more widespread today, people and the desire for drugs by a certain number of people has not changed. The bigger question is, why can our military put a missile (rightfully so) in the backseat of a terrorist's car at 75 mph half way across the globe, but cannot find hundreds of acres of poppies next door? The answer is political, and you need to look no further than the policies of our longest tenured Senator.
ken December 06, 2013 at 10:47 AM
@gregmiceli, we don't need to see names. We need to see what the new Lacey chief Provost is doing, and that is posting mug shots. That way, if you see one of these addicts running from your home or car after burglarizing it, you can tell the police who they are by name.
John B Taxpayer December 06, 2013 at 11:15 AM
Ken maybe you're right http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/neilyoung/needleandthedamagedone.html Neil Young 1971 I've heard from returnees of Afhganistan that the crap grow un-abated there and it'd the Taliban main stream of income...
Stephan T Lasher December 06, 2013 at 01:13 PM
these people are ill. It hurts me to see so little compassion for people with a truly deadly disease. There is no us and them its all us. Maybe today its a stranger that is taken away for just being a user and marginalized , tomarrow, if we dont change our attitudes toward eachother, it may be your child, sister brother, niece , cousin. If this country really wanted change, we would see harm reduction, which gives everyone an easy line of communication with places that help. Why dont we see Narcan available for 3 rd party prescriptions? it costs pennies and is impossible to abuse, oh and saves lives. Just saying
Silvia Miceli December 06, 2013 at 08:07 PM
Hello. Yes it's called reporting the news. The news I should hear is when they catch the dirtbags behind all of this supply. No. Not his friend. What are you a smart ass. you ignorant e. Just another young person. Sick of all this. Will unsubscribe. I'll hear about everything anyway.
gene smith December 07, 2013 at 11:11 AM
how about if you're caught using or have heroin on you you have to spend ONE year in the county jail? No if's, and, or but's about it.. Maybe a little fear of losing your freedom for a year because you're interfering with the rest of us who ALSO have the right to pursue happiness.. Nobody is stopping you from doing what you want to do in your own house. Just keep it away from the rest of us. and if you're stupid enough to dabble in that world? Getting caught picking it up, or selling it? then you go. ONE year, no excuses... eventually they will get tired of it.. Right now, these people may spend a night or 2 in jail....Then out on bail or less and all the court costs, BS gets the public nowhere. Rehab only WORKS for those who want to be REHABILITATED, not because they got "caught".. I'm sure the cost of them imprisoned being locked up for a year is much less than the wasted tax dollars for police overtime, court hearings, rehab they won't use, etc. PLUS the added benefit of imposing a fine on them for the cost of confinement. let them garnish wages for future. Why do WE have to pay for these people who choose to stick a needle in their arm? I just don't get it... They won't be happy until they collapse a society. FINES to pay for everything, like the rest of us have to.. One year mandatory prison... Then maybe you'll see people "want to get clean" if not?? they have room in that HUGE county jail.. If not? build more. bring back the chain gangs... let them work off their debt. there are better ways than "coddling". we've seen how THAT has done nothing more than allow the adicts to now be IN MCDONALD'S BATHROOMS shooting up. You think he would've been shooting up if those laws i outlined were in place?? lol not a chance..
grace December 08, 2013 at 10:05 AM
i drive thru some of barnegat and it is quite a cute community. the farmers market is exceptional. the police force is awesome..way ahead of other towns,,,,my take on using in the bathroom is he just bought it probably in that parking lot and couldnt wait to get home.. any relation to schubiger of lacey on the school board?
John Cobb December 08, 2013 at 01:09 PM
I have no pity for these junkies, the best hope for them might be to just od.
Mama December 08, 2013 at 06:44 PM
John Cobb, I think you are the idiot of all idiots!! Just let these kids over-dose?? I believe you have some serious issues here. How can any decent human being wish someone to die? So I guess you are not a decent human? Drug addiction is a disease and it has to be treated as a disease. Rehab does work if you are willing to quit, if your not willing it is a waste of time. I don't care if it's drug or alcohol, it's all in the same category. These poor kids are at a loss, if their parents don't have insurance to cover rehab they are doomed. Heroin is an addiction, once you are hooked you can't get off without help, professional help. The chances of you getting off heroin is impossible if you try to do it yourself. Locking anyone in jail is not a solution, once they come back out they will go right back to where they left off. We have to go after the dealers in this county and put them in jail, their the ones who are killing the young in the county, not the addicts themselves. Most dealers don't even do drugs, their making thousands of dollars from dealing. And I'm glad the county is putting the dealers in jail if someone over-doses and dies on manslaughter charges. With you making that comment that they should all over-dose is a disgrace, and I can't believe anyone would publish that in their right mind. You should be shamed of yourself John.
mr henry December 09, 2013 at 11:11 AM
@ disgusted with this, Im sticking with my last thought.Your an Idiot!
John Cobb December 09, 2013 at 12:07 PM
@Kathy Who starts the chain of events leading to addiction? It's the addict him/herself. With all that is know about heroin, how stupid does one have to be to start it? The problem is that as their situation deteriorates, they lose their job, get thrown out of their home because they start stealing from mom, etc. they now become a burden to society and a threat as thieves & muggers. Sorry, but there are plenty of other people in the world who deserve sympathy.
grace December 09, 2013 at 12:48 PM
may god be with all of us who have sons and daughters to get them help when they need it...its difficult because at your wits end u throw them out now what, it gets worse? what can a family do ? sad very very sad
Southern Golfer December 09, 2013 at 01:32 PM
@John Cobb, just because one "od's" doesn't mean they die which is what I am sure you "meant" to say and I agree with Kathy, what an asinine statement! Believe it or not, it could be your son, your daughter, some relative. I hope that the situation never happens to you, but karma is a bitch. I am upper middle class, college educated, have a good job, nice home, raised smart kids that also went to college. NONE of that matters and addiction does not discriminate. What's needed is to find the trigger for addiction and in turn when that trigger is pulled become addicted to something positive (sports, community activism/volunteering, reading, etc...). I'm thankful I was home when my son "od'd" and I was able to get him help immediately. I have good insurance and was able to send him to rehab in Florida 2 days after the incident where he has decided to stay. It sucks having him so far away, but he's been clean for almost 8 months now and his health, happiness, and sobriety are what's important to my wife and I (and especially him). He works 2 jobs, attends meetings on his own accord, has obtained 3 certifications in scuba diving and pursuing more, he's wonderful ! All of this because HE wanted to get clean. We were just lucky to be able to afford to send him to an excellent rehab.
John Cobb December 09, 2013 at 02:10 PM
@Southern Golfer as you placate and boast of your wonderful life, I wonder what drove your son to his addiction. Perhaps your "upper middle class" life is not it's all cracked up to be. Wish him luck, but remember how easy it is for them to slip.
Sandi December 10, 2013 at 08:14 AM
These drug addicts should be corralled in a room. Given as many drugs as they can take until they kill themselves. Then we don't have to worry. Problem solved
Melanie Hulick December 12, 2013 at 12:42 AM
Why call this a disease when plain and simple it's a choice. From the very moment you swallow the pills to the cheaper version, a bag of dope, you are going to get hooked, ruin your life and possibly die. Leave your loved ones grieving over your selfish addiction you had, to choose dope over a sober life. It's disgusting, and for the ones who don't want to be clean, death is knocking at your door. You're a menace to society, you rob your mother,father,sister or brother, grandparents and friends, just a disgrace to earth you are. If someone wants to be clean they don't talk about it, they are about it, without methadone and subs, you're a pussy if you take methadone,get dope sick and overcome it like a man!
John Cobb December 12, 2013 at 03:37 AM
@ Melanie You're right, instead of choosing the easy way out let the junkies cold turkey in prison for awhile to get off the dope. You might get sick, but you wont die, like you might if you continue to use.
Southern Golfer December 12, 2013 at 06:32 AM
@John, I am not "boasting" of my wonderful life, believe me, it has been far from that, but I've made the best of it, and by no means was I a perfect parent. You see, when you have a child that becomes dependent on drugs you question yourself, "Where did I do wrong as a parent?", and you start looking back at what you did during the raising of your child that caused that child to become an addict. I was just saying that addiction does not discriminate, and for you to say just let them overdose (die) and be done with them is childish. There is hope for those that become addicted, but THEY are the ones that decide if they will become clean and lead a clean and sober life. @Sandi, what if it were one of your loved ones, should they be put in a room and left to die? @Melanie, you really have no idea what you are talking about, while I agree the initial decision to use is a choice (and a bad one at that), once you take that dark road down to heroin use, your body becomes physically dependent on the drug and it's very hard to get off of. And there is sickness whether or not you are using methadone, subutex, or suboxone.
M A December 12, 2013 at 08:32 AM
Please go to the town meeting stafford is putting tonight! at thenSTAC building to hear what the plan is to get this under control!
Tired of this place December 13, 2013 at 07:20 AM
@ souther golfer. This. Is great. News. God bless, but the problem is the parents who. Don't Have. Great insurance and have used all their money. They need help too.what ever you do don't let him/her come back here.
Bionic Bill December 13, 2013 at 08:06 PM
Sorry, If my kid ended up doing that crap and was that dumb to do it, I'd shoot him myself!(Get over the agony) All of this pampering by our society makes me sick! Singapore, they would just hang you, oh wait they don't have a drug problem! It's not an illness.. Somebody who has cancer didn't make a personal choice and physically go out and buy it.... These crack heads obviously need a new constructive hobby and friends! So sad knowing there's people on their death beds who want to live that have a "real illness". Then there's these lost souls who "need to escape from some drama in their life" and need that high. Who has time for that crap? As far as "helping them" they have to be able and willing to change their own lives for any hope of a successful out come. Usually they clean up their act and go clean for a few years then they relapse and try to do the amount they were doing before they quit then die from an OD. have had a few mutual friends go this way.. Not too smart!! It's a personal choice! I don't even like perscription drugs! Hate the feeling, awesome druelling while watching TV then having no idea what I'm watching, had Morphine after hip replacement, refused meds after that!
Brenda Ann December 14, 2013 at 07:20 PM
I lost my son. Every time I hear of another death I cry. Unless you have lived it, you will never know the pain. Kids want to be cool and are easily influenced by their peers. First they only snort it. Then before long the go to the needle because they are told the high is better. Now they are chasing that high, but its never as good as the first. My son was in the drug court program. He was dead 3 months after completion because he ran into an old girlfriend who was a user and he died. I truly thought he won the battle. There are so many addicts out there and more being groomed each day. Go after the dealer and cut off the supply. No supply no demand. This is an epidemic and a major social problem with our young. Stop being so judgmental and do your part and turn in suspected dealers. If there is a lot of traffic going to a particular house, report it to the police. We are losing too many young people to heroin. If your kid seems sleepy, search their room and their stuff. Don't bury your head in the sand. Or you will end up like me. Broken hearted, depressed and emotionally ruined. My life will never be the same. I lost my job because I had a breakdown and suffer daily because I couldn't save my son.
grace December 14, 2013 at 08:46 PM
dear brenda, how very sad and tragic this world has become. please have faith that your true son , the one before addiction, has now found the peace he was trying to find. i pray he sits at gods feet, at rest, at home, at peace....

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