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Area 21-Year-Old Arrested, Charged with Possession of 2 Pounds of Marijuana

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 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. 
George Murphy February 03, 2014 at 10:26 PM
Ibrahim, I am sorry to hear that this happened to you. It seems as though there is a significant number of familiar names in the police blotter, as well as several local publications, which I have been coming across lately. If you remember, I was the assistant chorus teacher when you were in seventh grade. I do remember many of you guys, and I was totally committed, and, would have done anything to guide you in a positive direction! This is disappointing because I always like to think that my influence was positive. I certainly pray that this will pass, and that you will use it as the impetus for moving in the right direction. God Bless this Nation! Recommend

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