BRICK – Two men were arrested on drug charges after they were talking with someone in a stolen vehicle.
Township Officer Scott Mesmer observed two vehicles parked in a dark area in the late evening of Aug. 8. At approximately 11:30 p.m. the officer observed the vehicles in the parking lot of the Auto Zone in front of Brick Plaza.
They were parked in such a way that it appeared the occupants were talking to each other. As he pulled into the parking lot to get a closer look, one of the vehicles, a Jeep Cherokee, pulled out of the parking lot, exiting through the entrance at a fast pace.
It headed north on Chambers Bridge Road. Officer Mesmer observed that the Cherokee had a headlight and a tail light out. He stopped the Cherokee, pulling into the 7-Eleven on Chambers Bridge Rd.
The occupants of the vehicle were Romario Sharrier, 25, of Newark and Oscar Euceda, 18, of Atlantic City. The men did not give Mesmer consistent answers when he asked them about their involvement with the other vehicle, they were talking to in the parking lot of the Auto Zone.
When Officer Joe Lardieri responded to the scene of the stop to assist Officer Mesmer, Lardieri observed drugs inside the vehicle.
Members of the Brick Police Street Crimes Unit assisted with the investigation uncovering additional drugs and contraband which were discovered including several glass smoking pipes with crack residue, empty wax folds used to store heroin, approximately 100 pills suspected to be ecstasy and a BB gun pistol.
In addition to the contraband, several plastic gloves were found in the vehicle.
Officers Eric Haugh and John Alexander went to the Auto Zone parking lot while Officers Mesmer and Lardieri had the Cherokee stopped. Haugh and Alexander found the other vehicle, a BMW SUV, unoccupied, but operating. A check of the license plate revealed that the vehicle was stolen.
Sharrier and Euceda were arrested. Sharrier was charged with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Weapon, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, two counts of Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, in addition to several motor vehicle summonses. Sharrier was lodged in Ocean County Jail.
Euceda was charged with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Weapon, Possession of Paraphernalia, two counts of Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance. Euceda was lodged in Ocean County Jail.
Charges are merely accusations until proven in a court of law.