The Brick Township Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit arrested two local residents stemming from an investigation into what is described as “suspicious drug activity” in the area of the McDonald’s restaurant, located at 191 Van Zile Road.
The incident took place May 7 at about 5:40 p.m.
According to Ptl. Victoria Finelli, on location, Melissa A. Esper, 27, of Brick, was charged with possession of crack cocaine, possession of paraphernalia and obstruction. She was also issued multiple motor vehicle citations. Esper was released on a summons.
An arrest warrant for more serious offenses was issued for Rashad Anderson, 34, of Lakewood, for “involvement in the case,” a statement said.
Anderson was charged with possession of crack cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, distribution of crack cocaine, obstruction and endangering the welfare of a child. Anderson was also issued multiple traffic citations. Anderson later turned himself into authorities and is currently being lodged in Ocean County Jail.
Only Anderson’s photograph was available.