A Middletown man ended up being arrested on cocaine possession and intent to distribute charges after he allegedly fled the scene of an accident.
On April 22, Patrolman Adam Colfer responded to a report of a collision at the intersection of Edward Avenue and Main Street, in the Belford section of Middletown, where a vehicle had struck a fire hydrant and then left the scene.
Officer Colfer recovered pieces of the vehicle at the scene that assisted him in identifying the vehicle. He conducted a follow up investigation and located the vehicle at a residence on Church Street.
Officer Colfer continued his investigation, which resulted in the arrest of Richard Weber, 41, of Church Street, and charged him with possession of cocaine, possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, possession with the intent to distribute cocaine with 500 feet of a public park and possession of drug paraphernalia. Officer Colfer also allegedly recovered $2,463.00 in currency from Weber, which was seized for possible forfeiture.
Officer Colfer also arrested John Young, 25, of Brainard Avenue, Port Monmouth, and charged him with for obstructing the administration of law.
Young was released pending a court date and Weber was held at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Freehold, on $50,000 bail, set by Judge Richard Thompson.