JACKSON – A Lakewood man was arrested on drug charges after he evaded police into the woods following a traffic stop, police said.
On Jan. 7, at approximately 7 p.m., Jackson Officers observed a 2003 Infiniti with equipment violations while patrolling on Buckingham Drive. After looking up the vehicle, police discovered that the registered owner had a suspended driver’s license.
The officers attempted to catch up to the vehicle which had accelerated over the 25 miles per hour posted speed limit. Police then pulled the vehicle over on Cambridge Drive.
“The male driver then exited the vehicle and began to walk into a back yard of a residence. As the officers instructed the male driver to stop, he then ran into a wooded area behind the residence. After a short foot pursuit into the woods, the officers were able to catch the male and place him under arrest,” stated Captain Steven Laskiewicz.
A search of the man yielded several small baggies of heroin, marijuana and over $1,000 in cash. A search of the vehicle found more marijuana and several more bags of heroin e consistent with those packaged for sale. The vehicle was impounded.
Police arrested 31-year old Anderson Nascimento. He was processed and charged with possession of heroin, possession of heroin with the intent to distribute, possession of marijuana (under 50 grams), possession of drug paraphernalia, obstruction by means of flight, operating a motor vehicle while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance, driving with a suspended driver’s license and equipment violations.
Nascimento was lodged in the Ocean County Jail.