Stopped for Driving Offense, Collared for Cocaine
A suspended driver’s license entangled a Manchester 27-year-old in an ongoing drug probe in Toms River.
Jerome Morris was taken into custody on the afternoon of January 31 on Fischer Boulevard in the township following a roadside stop by members of the Toms River Special Enforcement Team.
According to investigators, information gathered during the probe and awareness of Morris’s license suspension informed their decision to stop his 2009 Honda Civic.
Police said a search of his car yielded about 16 grams of crack and powdered cocaine. They also asserted that Morris was the subject of a $539 warrant issued in Stafford Township.
Morris was charged with possession of cocaine and possession with intent to distribute narcotics. He was placed in the Ocean County Jail in Toms River. A judge set bail at $75,000, with no option for release on payment of 10 percent.