A Lakewood police officer who was patrolling an area of the township where a children’s playground is located arrested two men for drug possession after he noticed them sitting in a vehicle during Sunday night’s snowstorm.
Officer Ryan Dancey noticed the white Toyota 4Runner in the parking area at about 6:30 p.m., police said. While speaking with the occupants of the SUV, 29-year-old Felix Perez-Perez, of Lakewood, and 26-year-old Raymundo Flores-Aguirre, of Queens N.Y., Dancey observed a clear plastic bag containing suspected cocaine inside the vehicle.
An investigation resulted in the recovery of additional cocaine, marijuana and several small caliber bullets. No weapon was found.
Both Perez and Aguirre were taken into custody without incident. Perez was charged with drug possession, drug possession with the intent to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute within 500 of a public park. His bail was set at $90,000 cash.
Aguirre was charged with drug possession and released on a summons.
Also assisting in the investigation were Officer Vito Rena and Dsgt. Jason Pederson, police said. Neither men were listed as inmates in the Ocean County Jail Tuesday.