JACKSON – A vehicle going 25 miles over the speed limit was pulled over and police arrested the three inside on drug charges.
The stop happened on May 27 on Toms River Road, police said. Officer Robert Reiff pulled over the 2005 Chevy and thought that the driver appeared under the influence.
A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of a large quantity of heroin and syringes. These three were arrested:
- Joseph Hoover, 33, of Forked River. He was charged with possession of heroin, possession of heroin with intent to distribute, driving under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of CDS while operating a motor vehicle and other motor vehicle violations. He was released on a summons complaint pending a court appearance.
- Stephanie Hoover, 36, of Forked River. She was charged with possession of heroin, possession of heroin with the intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was released on a summons complaint pending a court appearance.
- Joseph Witty, 37, of Waretown. He was charged with possession of heroin and possession of heroin with the intent to distribute. He was released on a summons complaint pending a court appearance.
Charges are merely accusations until proven in a court of law.
Merchandise and tools suspected of being stolen property were also recovered from the vehicle and the vehicle was seized pending further investigation and forfeiture proceedings.