BRICK – Multiple individuals were arrested for possessing drugs after police observe suspicious activity.
On October 22, the Street Crimes Unit Detectives noticed two people meet briefly in a parking area in the Maple Leaf Complex. The one individual threw a drawstring bag into the back seat of a white Chrysler 300 and afterwards the vehicle left the parking lot speeding.
Officers Mark Catalina and Mike Zolezi Jr. alongside detectives pulled over the Chrysler in the area of Burnt Tavern Rd. and Lanes Mill Rd. They identified the driver, Louis Vargas, 43-years-old of Manchester, and the passenger Eli Brown-Casalan, 42-years-old of Lakewood.
After searching the vehicle, police found Cocaine, Marijuana and Paraphernalia, resulting in both subjects being arrested. Detected also discovered that Brown-Casalan had an active warrant for his arrest for $1336.00 out of Brick Township.
Brown-Casalan was issued a Summons for Possession of Cocaine, which was packaged for resale, Possession of MDMA (Ecstasy), Possession of Marijuana, which was packaged for resale, and Possession with Intent to Distribute those drugs.
Later that day, SCU Detectives discovered suspicious activity in the area of the construction zone on Burnt Tavern Rd. and Van Zile Rd. Two vehicles were found speeding in separate directions and eventually were stopped by detectives.
Officers stopped Adrian J. Woodward, 33-years-old of Manchester in the area of the Brick Reservoir after observing multiple motor vehicle violations. Investigation led to finding 34 grams of cocaine, 82 grams of marijuana and packaging materials for the resale of the drugs.
Woodward was charged with Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession with Intent to Distribute the Marijuana and Cocaine and multiple motor vehicle violations. Woodward’s charges were placed on a warrant and he was lodged in Ocean County Jail.
The other driver stopped on Van Zile Rd. was identified as Madison Struyf, 20-years-old of Brick. Strufy was arrested after Officers discovered drugs and was issued a Summons for Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of Gabapentin, Possession of Fraudulent Government Documents and multiple motor vehicle violations.