Manchester: Dog bites cop during heroin chase, out-of-towners face opiate counts
A Manchester cop is attacked by a pit bull while chasing a suspected heroin dealer, and a Lakewood woman and an East Orange man are charged with opiate possession, in two episodes on the same day in the township.
Amid Fisher, 24, a township resident, faces drug, loitering, obstruction and hindering charges after allegedly leading police on a chase through back yards in Pine Lake Park on September 23, during which one officer was bitten.
Police said that Fisher was on the run from members of the Manchester Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET), who suspected him of trying to transact a heroin deal near his Twelfth Avenue dwelling. Manchester PD's K-9 Officer, Lynk, was involved in the probe.
After the pursuit through numerous yards and over fences in and around Bismark Street and Tweltfh Avenue, officers recovered heroin that Fisher tossed away in the back of one resident's house on Twelfth, police said.
Fisher met the full $6,500 bail requirement and was released to await court proceedings. The bitten officer is recovering from minor injuries.
Couple cuffed for prescription meds
The same day, Kyle Smart, 28, of East Orange, and Myasia Fenn, 29, of Lakewood, were allegedly caught in a car with Oxycodone, Xanax and marijuana.
NET squad members stopped a 2015 Nissan Sentra driven by Smart in the parking lot of a business on Route 37 at about 5 PM.
According to police, officers approaching the car spotted Fenn hiding what appeared to be drugs. A search yielded the opiate painkillers and less than 50 grams of marijuana, authorities said.
Both were charged wtih possession of Oxycodone and Xanax, and Smart was additionally charged with possession of under 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. They were released on complaint summonses.
Drug-related crime information can be reported confidentially and anonymously to Manchester Police through the tip line portal on their website, or at 732-657-6111.