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Brick PD Seize 4 Pounds of Marijuana, Illicit Mushrooms From Two Homes

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Trupal Patel (Photo: Ocean County Jail)
Trupal Patel (Photo: Ocean County Jail)

Brick police said Wednesday morning that they seized over 4 pounds of marijuana, cash, and a quantity of illicit mushrooms from two men after executing a search warrant Monday on two homes. Three local residents – two from Brick – were charged in the case.

The search warrants were the result of an investigation that lasted several months involving the distribution of “large amounts of marijuana,” Sgt. Neal Pedersen said. The drugs and cash were found after police search a home on Truman Drive in Brick and another home on Rogers Road in Point Pleasant Borough.

The search warrants resulted in the seizure of approximately 4.6 pounds of marijuana and over one ounce of Psilocybin mushrooms, according to Pedersen. Along with the drugs seized was approximately $61,000 in cash. 

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“The investigation is continuing as to the financial gains that were obtained as a result of illegal drug sales,” Pedersen added.

Trupal Patel, 28, of Truman Drive, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana over 50 grams, possession with intent to distribute marijuana over one ounce, possession and possession with intent to distribute Psilocybin mushrooms over one ounce, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bail was set by Superior Court Judge Steven Nemeth for $150,000 cash. Patel also had an outstanding $5,000 warrant.

Michael Post, 29, of Truman Drive, was charged with possession of marijuana 50 grams or less, possession of drug paraphernalia, and theft of a street sign. Post was processed and released on summonses. 

Tracy Brosnan, 29, of Rogers Road in Point Pleasant, was charged  possession of marijuana over 50 grams, possession with intent to distribute marijuana over one ounce, possession and possession with intent to distribute Psilocybin mushrooms over one ounce, and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Bail was set at $30,000 cash by Nemeth for Brosnan.

Only a photo of Patel was available.