Police recently arrested a Mount Olive NJ man who allegedly had illegal drugs in his possession. The circumstances leading up to the arrest were strange: police officers reportedly found the drugs on the suspect after several people complained that he was causing a disturbance at a local store.
The incident occurred around 7:07 p.m. at a CVS Pharmacy located on Route 46 in Mount Olive, New Jersey. The suspect was reportedly inside the store when he began to growl at employees. The store workers notified the Mount Olive Police Department, which dispatched cops to the scene.
The Mount Olive police officers soon arrived at the CVS store and were directed to the back of the building. That’s where the reportedly saw the suspect stumbling around and wearing clothes covered in dirt and pine needles. The Mount Olive cops directed the suspect outside the store and to the parking lot, where they spoke with him.
A search of the suspect allegedly turned up a prescription bottle filled with Xanax. Police also allegedly found loose Xanax pills in the suspect’s pants pocket.
Police asked the suspect to perform field sobriety tests and then arrested him.
The suspect is a 26-year-old man who lives in the Budd Lake section of Mount Olive, NJ. He faces a number of criminal charges, including illegal possession of Xanax. The suspect was also cited for being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), reckless driving, and driving while suspended.
Since the suspect’s alleged growling at the pharmacy employees did not rise to the level of being a threat, the suspect was not charged with a threat crime.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect was released on his own recognizance. He will have to appear in court at a later date to address the criminal charges against him.
Illegal Possession of Xanax Charges in Mount Olive NJ
To learn more about this case, read the DailyRecord.com article, “Mt. Olive Man Accused of Growling at Store Employees.”