'Strong Odor' of Marijuana Results in Drug Charges During Traffic Stop

Police said two pounds of marijuana were found in the car during Dwight Road stop.

A "strong odor" of raw marijuana detected by Middletown officers during a Wednesday traffic stop on Dwight Road led to drug charges for a Lincroft man, police said. 

A Monmouth County Sheriff's Office narcotics canine unit was called to the scene of the afternoon traffic stop, and Detective Lt. Stephen Dollinger said that two pounds of marijuana was found within the car driven by Ibrahim Adnan, 21, of Lincroft. 

Brought by Sheriff's Officer Joseph Aretino, the canine, Ari, "showed positive indications on multiple locations on the vehicle," Dollinger said. 

Adnan was charged with possession of more than 50 grams of marijuana, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Dollinger. 

"The officers then obtained consent to search Adnan’s residence and located more marijuana and drug paraphernalia at the house," Dollinger said in a statement. 

Conducting the stop were Detective Keith Hirschbein and Officers Richard Belmonte and Anthony Dellatacoma, the lieutenant said. 

Police seized the vehicle for forfeiture proceedings, and Adnan was released pending a court date, Dollinger said. 
So Kind 99 January 11, 2014 at 01:37 PM
Oh wow, they smelt some raw marijuanna! I think this man deserves the death sentence!! Pot is EVIL and it KILLS!! To everyone reading this.. NEVER inhale the toxic fumes!!!!!
J Bas February 07, 2014 at 02:23 PM
Not that I partake but if they'd just legalize it already this wouldn't even be a problem. In 5 years this kid will still have a record and loss of his vehicle but the laws will be changed. It's inevitable just like the prohibition on alcohol. This individual State thing is a joke and the Federal Government should listen to the majority and end this the ratio of for and against is the same as when they repealed prohibition back in the 1930's. Too many young people are getting screwed from this dying classification.


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