The Gloucester Township Police Department Special Investigations Unit recently conducted a systematic investigation and analysis into the sale of Controlled Dangerous Substances in the Gloucester Township.
In a continued attempt of tackling the nationwide drug abuse crisis, on October 7th, the Gloucester Township Police (GTPD) conducted a proactive patrol in Brookdale Place and Kingswood Place in the Cherrywood development around 2 p.m. in the afternoon, which resulted in the arrest of two men by the Operations Response Unit officers.
According to the Gloucester Township Police Department, these men were arrested on drug possession and consumption charges after the officers noticed a vehicle with marijuana smoke coming out of it, which was approached immediately.
The parked vehicle was occupied by three men, who were taken to the police headquarters after the discovery of marijuana and MDMA pills from their vehicle.
The 23-year-old driver, Samuel Okereke from Clementon, was taken into custody and was charged with one count of possession of drugs with the intent of distribution in a park and two counts of the possession of dangerous drugs with intent of consumption. Okereke was placed in Camden County Correctional Facility for rehab and behavioral correction, after the payment of a full cash bail of $50,000. The other suspect, Aziz Green, 24, from Sicklerville, was released on a summons after being charged with the count of possession of marijuana.
The usage, sale and possession of marijuana in the US is prohibited under federal law of the country. The Gloucester Township Police Department has executed a number of schemes and programs to fight the rise in the abuse of marijuana and prescription pills. The arrest of these individuals is another instance of the constantly improving criminal enforcement drives aimed atthose who illegally distribute drugs in the Glouester Township. The Gloucester Township Police Department will keep trying to diminish the abuse and sale of these drugs in the community.