Cops: Dangerous Driving Leads To Drug Arrest

Frank Russo & Matthew Russo (Photos courtesy Ocean County Jail)

  BRICK – Police said they watched a driver fail to maintain their lane and followed them, leading to seizure of drugs and “a large amount of cash.”

  Detectives from the Street Crimes Unit reported a Honda on Drum Point Road leaving its lane on 9:30 p.m. on December 29. Police followed the Honda and watched as it pulled into the Wawa on Drum Point. Two people went into the store, and K-9 Officer Scott Smith was called in to help.

  Police found “a quantity of amphetamine pills, crack cocaine, paraphernalia, and a large amount of cash.”

  The driver, Frank Russo Jr., 67, of Brick, was charged with distribution of crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and motor vehicle offenses. The passenger, Matthew Russo, 38, of Brick, was charged with possession of amphetamine pills and possession of paraphernalia.