BRICK – The Police Street Crimes Unit made several recent arrests of people suspected of dealing or using illegal narcotics.
At 11 p.m. on March 16, Brick detectives and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force pulled someone over on Lanes Mill Road.
The driver, Apostolos Xinaropoulos, 34, of Brick, was charged with two counts of possession of heroin and loitering to distribute or obtain a controlled dangerous substance (CDS). A passenger, Ronald Rule, 51, of Brick, was charged with two counts of possession of heroin, intent to distribute heroin, distribution of heroin, tampering with evidence, loitering to distribute or obtain a CDS, failure to make lawful disposition of a CDS and contempt of court. The other passenger, Tair Jordan, 30, of Brick, was charged with possession of heroin, possession of paraphernalia, loitering to distribute or obtain a CDS, and two counts of contempt of court.
At around 7 p.m. on March 24, police pulled over Anthony Hamilton on Beaverson Boulevard. They charged him with being under the influence of a CDS, DWI, obstruction of justice and traffic violations. While being brought to jail, police said he was found to have heroin and crack on him. This added charges of possession of heroin and crack, intent to distribute, and failure to make lawful disposition of a CDS.
Another traffic stop on March 30 at around 10:30 p.m. led to the arrest of two people. The driver, Beloved Russell, 20, of Lakewood was charged with possession of MDMA, possession of a CDS in a motor vehicle, and traffic violations. The passenger, Jose Mercado Jr., 21, of Lakewood, was charged with possession of MDMA.
Charges are merely accusations until proven in a court of law.