Police Seize Over $1,000 Worth Of Drugs In Ocean County Traffic Stop

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  MANCHESTER – Two Trenton men were arrested following a traffic stop on Route 70 in Manchester that yielded over $1,000 worth of drugs, police said.

  On March 7, Narcotics Enforcement officers observed a vehicle near the Quick Check on Route 571. Shortly after, the same vehicle was seen in an adjacent parking lot. Officers then conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 70 near the Holly Oaks section of Manchester Township.

  A search of the car found approximately 150 bags of heroin, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. Together, these drugs have a street value of over $1,000, police said.

  The driver, 32-year old Dwayne Reddon, was charged with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia, Loitering to Distribute CDS, Hindering Evidence by Concealment, Obstructing an Investigation, and Hindering by Providing False Information. 

  The passenger, 25-year old Edward Higginbotham, was charged with one count each of Possession and Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Hindering Evidence by Concealment, and Loitering to Distribute CDS. 

  The two men also had several outstanding warrants out of Mercer and Camden counties, police said.

  Reddon and Higginbotham were released on summonses and released on their own recognizance for the outstanding warrants.     

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