Paul M. Anderson, 29, of Toms River, was charged with possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, possession of a hypodermic needle and distribution within a school zone. Photo credit: Clark Police Department
An officer investigating a suspicious vehicle found the driver in possession of 21 bricks of heroin and cocaine, Clark Police said Tuesday.
Paul M. Anderson, 29, of Toms River, was charged with possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, possession
of a hypodermic needle and distribution within a school zone.
Clark Police Chief Alan Scherb said Officer Ken Gaulette was on a routine patrol at about 1 a.m. Thursday when he noticed a parked, occupied blue Volkswagon in the area of Lexington Boulevard.
When Gaulette pulled up to the car, the driver sped away toward School Street, Scherb said. Gaulette followed and found the car parked on School Street, where he observed the driver exit the car with a large black item in his hand, run around the rear of the vehicle and then get back in the passenger side, Scherb said.
The driver, who was later identified as Anderson, then threw the bag toward the hatchback of the vehicle, Scherb said.
When Gaulette approached, he observed several glassine folds of suspected heroin in the back seat, along with a large partially opened plastic bag also containing folds of heroin in plain view, Scherb said.
Anderson was placed under arrest and further review of the evidence found more than 21 bricks of heroin and cocaine, worth a combined street value of $8,646, Scherb said.
Anderson is being held at the Union County Jail in lieu of $65,000.