Weed, hash stash lands Brick Township man behind bars
Brick Township police, on a wellness check of a child, find them amid a trove of mind-altering vegetation, and arrest the adult in the house.
Marc Roshop, 20, faces about a half-dozen drug-related charges, township police said, and the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) has launched an investigation.
Officers seized about seven pounds of marijuana, 12 ounces of wax envelopes containing hashish, 115 black, sealed plastic bags containing a gram of hashish apiece, and several smoking devices, authorities said.
Officers John Scott and Nicole Borden visited the Briar Mills Drive house at about 6:30 PM Monday, to assess the 10-year-old's condition on behalf of DCPP.
According to police, the odor of raw marijuana drew them to Roshop's bedroom, where they found the smoking implements, raw marijuana in Mason jars, and packaged marijuana in a large duffel bag.
Roshop is charged with possession of more than 50 grams of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute hasish, possession with intent to distribute CDS in a school zone and within 500 feet of a public park and possession of controlled dangerous substance (CDS) paraphernalia.
He was remanded to the Ocean County Jail in Toms River, with bail set at a full $100,000.
Police did not elaborate on Roshop's relationship to minor, circumstances requiring DCPP's involvement, or whether any other adults reside in the house.
Charges are accusations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless, and until, found guilty in a court of law.