As we get closer to Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start to summer, you can expect to see increased police patrols as more people are driving on our local roads to ensure safety for all.

It's also part of a continued effort to prevent people from drinking and driving and getting behind the wheel while under the influence of drugs including the newly legal drug -- marijuana.

Lakehurst Police said that one of their officers was on traffic detail with the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office Vehicular Homicide Unit one day last week as they were trying to crack down on intoxicated driving.

On Thursday evening, around 7:44 pm, the Lakehurst Police Officer pulled an Oldsmobile Alero over along Route 70 after looking up the registration of the vehicle and seeing that the driver had an active traffic warrant out on him.

When the vehicle was pulled over, the police officer arrested the driver, 30-year-old Christopher Cornell Jr. (no relation) of Whiting for the active warrant and without incident.

Meanwhile, the passenger in that vehicle that was pulled over, 56-year-old James Pollack, 56, of Whiting was also arrested after the Lakehurst Police Officer said that he was "seen making unnatural movements inside of the vehicle during the motor vehicle stop."

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It turns out that Pollack also had an active traffic warrant on him which is a reason he was placed under arrest which took place without incident.

Police then found Pollack in possession of approximately 100 wax folds of suspected heroin.

The officer then searched the vehicle and found an additional 150 wax folds of suspected heroin.

Cornell Jr. and Pollack were brought to Lakehurst Police Headquarters for processing after their arrests and they were both charged with Possession of CDS and Possession of CDS with the intent to distribute.

While Pollack was eventually released, Cornell Jr. was brought to the Ocean County Jail.

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