A "strong odor" of raw marijuana detected by police during a
Wednesday traffic stop on Dwight Road in Middletown led to drug charges against an area man.
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
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
"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.