Brick police this week recovered seven pounds of marijuana, plus hashish and other drug-related items from a township condominium, officials said.
The discovery stems from a call at about 6:30 p.m., when Officers John Scott and Nicole Borden responded to an address on Briar Mills Drive to assist the Division of Child Protection and Permanency to check on the welfare of the children there, Sgt. Neal Pedersen said.
When the officers entered the residence they detected a strong odor of raw marijuana emanating from one of the bedrooms, said Pedersen, and determined that the bedroom belonged to Marc Roshop, 20. Officers “observed various smoking devices in the bedroom” that are commonly used to ingest drugs as well as several mason jars containing raw marijuana, said Pedersen. A large duffle bag was also discovered containing a large amount of packaged marijuana.
Roshop was arrested and transported to headquarters where he was processed.
The Brick Township Drug Enforcement Unit responded to the scene to assist in the investigation. Once there, they recovered:
- Approximately seven pounds of marijuana.
- Twelve ounces of wax papers containing hashish.
- One Hundred fifteen black sealed plastic bags containing one gram each of hashish.
- Several drug smoking devices.
Roshop was charged with possession of more than 50 grams of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute hasish, possession with intent to distribute drugs in a school zone and within 500 feet of a public park and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Judge Joseph Grisanti set bail at $100,000 cash, and Roshop was transported to the Ocean County Jail.
The Division of Child Protection and Permanency are conducting their own investigation for the welfare of the children, said Pedersen.