Careless Driving Leads To Drug And Weapon Charges

Photo by Jason Allentoff

  LAKEHURST – After being pulled over for careless driving, two Ocean County residents have been arrested and charged for possessing drugs and a weapon, police said.

  On May 10 around 4:50 p.m., Sgt. Jason Guide from the Lakehurst Police Department noticed a car that was driving carelessly and pulled it over at the Travel Inn and Suites Motel.

  After identifying the passenger, John E. Rivera, 40, of Jackson, he was found to have an active criminal warrant and placed under arrest without incident.

  In addition, Guide searched the car and found 45 wax folds of heroin, a quantity of suspected methamphetamine, a switchblade knife and an abundance of drug paraphernalia. 


  Rivera and the driver, Nichole Ambrosio, 35, of Toms River, were both charged with two counts of Possession of CDS, Possession of drug paraphernalia, being under the influence of CDS and possession of a prohibited weapon.

  Assisting on scene was Ocean County Sheriff’s Officer Raymond Vosseller and his K9 Duke. The public is reminded that they may report suspicious activity and remain anonymous or use their tip link on their website at

  All criminal charges are merely accusations and all subjects are innocent until proven guilty.