A North Middletown man was arrested Tuesday and charged by police with allegedly denying he had any heroin, and then attempting to hinder his own arrest.
Francis R. Olbrys, age 49, of Day Ave. in Middletown is charged with third-degree possession of heroin. In their account, police describe the quantity as "four bundles" of the illegal drug.
When approached by a uniformed police officer, Olbrys is alleged to have tossed the illegal drug over a fence, a fourth degree crime. Police also charge he refused to ignored Ptl. Michael Dowens' instructions to put his hands behind his back, a disorderly persons offense.
Monmouth County Judge Kathleen Sheedy set Olbrys' bail at $17,500 with no ten percent option. As of May 28, he was not a current inmate at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in Freehold.
An initial appearance before a judge is scheduled for June 9.
An arrest is not a conviction, and every defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.