The Brick Township Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit is continuing its town-wide crackdown on quality-of-life issues with a number of arrests, some of which interrupted the sale of hard drugs in town.
According to Ptl. Victoria Finelli, the following incidents occurred:
Sept. 9, Maple Leaf Park
On Sept. 9 at 8:30 p.m., SCU Detectives observed suspicious activity in the area of the Maple Leaf Park development. As a result, Ptl. Scott Smith conducted a motor vehicle stop. Smith and his K9 partner Echo completed an exterior sniff of the vehicle and had a positive indication on the vehicle which led to two arrests.
Joni Briton, 30, of Brick, was arrested by SCU detectives and charged with possession of crack cocaine, loitering to obtain a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), possession of paraphernalia, failure to turn over CDS, driving while suspended and operating an unsafe motor vehicle.
Jason Feliciano, 34, of Brick, was arrested and charged with loitering to obtain CDS, possession of crack cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to turn over CDS. Briton and Feliciano were lodged in Ocean County Jail.
Sept. 13, Van Zile Road (McDonald’s)
On Sept. 13 at approximately 6 p.m., SCU detectives responded to McDonalds at 191 Van Zile Road for a report of a subject appearing to be under the influence. A further investigation led to the discovery of several wax folds containing heroin, according to the department. Additionally, several needles containing heroin and approximately two ounces of marijuana packaged in several bags were discovered. The detectives sent the marijuana for destruction and the suspect was warned.
Vincent Corcoran, 33, of Brick, was charged with possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, being under the influence of CDS, possession of alprazolam (Xanax) and possession of a hypodermic syringe. Corcoran was released on a summons.
Sept. 15, Mantoloking Road (7-Eleven)
On Sept. 15 at approximately 6:30 p.m., SCU detectives responded to the 7-Eleven store at 667 Mantoloking Road in reference to a male “appearing to be under the influence of CDS.” Further investigation led to the suspect being placed under arrest for being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance, Finelli said.
Timothy Yeoman, 33, of Brick, was charged with possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and being under the influence of CDS. Yeoman was released on a summons.
From the department: We would like to remind our residents that our department will assist those struggling with addiction assistance in getting treatment through a variety of programs including Blue Hope. For more information, please visit our headquarters or call 732-262-1100.