A Holmdel 19-year-old and two Monmouth County 16-year-olds face heroin possession charges following their arrests in Monmouth's Ocean Township.

Timothy Kegley, 19, of Holmdel, and the teens from Holmdel and Freehold were apprehended May 6, shortly before 1 AM on Runyan Court.

Township Police Detective Lieutenant Kevin Faller says that a patrolman on Quality of Life detail saw the three standing next to a car in a secluded part of the road. His suspicions were aroused when he approached them, police say, and the Freehold teen tossed some empty glassine bags used to package heroin.

Police Detective Patrick Martin charged all three with possession of narcotics paraphernalia, says Faller, then saw the Holmdel teen exhibiting signs of heroin influence. Patrolman Christopher Clune found a bag of heroin in his belongings, along with an empty bag, while the teen was being treated at a nearby hospital, police said.

The Holmdel teen is charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and being under the influence, and all three are charged with possession of narcotics paraphernalia.

Kegley was released on a summons to await a municipal court date. The 16-year-olds were released to their parents and face Family Court appearances.