Two Pounds of Marijuana Seized During Middletown Traffic Stop
By John Burton
MIDDLETOWN – Township police say they discovered more than 2 pounds of marijuana in a vehicle driven by a township resident, pulled over for a motor vehicle stop.
Police arrested Ibrahim Adnan, 21, Willow Grove Drive, in the township’s Lincroft section on Wednesday and charged him with possession of over 50 grams of marijuana, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Lt. Stephen Dollinger, a police spokesman.
At approximately 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, a detective and two patrol officers pulled Adnan’s car over on Dwight Road for what authorities said was a motor vehicle violation.
After stopping the vehicle, police detected a strong odor of raw marijuana coming from the car, Dollinger said. The investigating officers contacted the Monmouth County sheriff’s K-9 unit, which police said showed positive indications of the drug in multiple locations in the vehicle.
A consent search resulting in the finding of 2 pounds worth of the drug. A subsequent search of Adnan’s home resulted in the seizure of addition al marijuana and drug paraphernalia, police said.
Adnan’s vehicle was seized for forfeiture. He was released pending a court date, Dollinger said.