A pair of Brick Township teens were charged with numerous drug and weapons offenses on Monday after police pulled over the vehicle in which they were traveling.
The vehicle was exiting Law-Win Court, a street off Drum Point Road that is the site of a new development in which none of the houses are completed. Officer John Alexander stopped the vehicle shortly after 5 p.m., police said in a statement, with Officer Tyler Stephenson and Ocean County Sheriff’s Officer Edgaras Lenkauskas providing backup. Brick K9 officer Scott Smith and his partner Echo also arrived on the scene after the officers detected an odor of burnt marijuana.
A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of a .25 caliber handgun, ammunition, a quantity of oxycodone, two knives, a quantity of marijuana, THC cartridges and THC edibles, police said. The driver was identified as Nasir Williams, 18, of Brick, and the passenger was identified as a 17-year-old juvenile whose name was not released publicly.
Williams was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a weapon (the knife), distribution of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs in a vehicle and trespassing. He was released on summonses pending a court date.
The juvenile passenger was charged with possession of a weapon (the firearm), unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon (the knife), possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a large capacity magazine.
The juvenile was lodged in the Ocean County Juvenile Detention Center.