MANCHESTER – Two 20-year-old Barnegat men were arrested recently on multiple drug charges – including heroin, marijuana and cocaine possession – in the Comfort Inn parking lot on Route 37 in Manchester Township.
Members of the Narcotics Enforcement Team (N.E.T.) approached a vehicle occupied by the two men, Louis Stokes and Anthony Singletary, in the motel parking lot after smelling burning marijuana. During an investigation, officers found marijuana inside the vehicle and asked Stokes to get out of the car. He attempted to run away and was then placed under arrest after a brief struggle. He was taken to the Ocean County Jail on the drug charges and two other outstanding warrants from New Jersey State Juvenile Parole and Barnegat Township.
Both men were also found to have additional drugs in their possession: Stokes had 33 bags of heroin and two grams of cocaine; Singletary had 45 bags of heroin and was also taken into custody but releases on summonses. The vehicle and more than $400 in cash was also seized during the incident and investigation.
The Manchester Police Department’s Patrol Bureau and K-9 Unit also assisted.
Residents can report drug tips to the Manchester Police anonymously at 732-657-6111 or via manchesterpolicenj.com.