Marijuana, stun guns lead to charges against 2 adults, 3 teens in Monmouth
Marijuana and a pair of stun guns in a car land two men and three teens in hot water with the law in Monmouth's Ocean Township.
Christopher Solomon, 20, of Cliffwood, Khail Hasins, 19, of Keyport, and three 17-year-olds from Keyport, Cliffwood and Matawan face drug and weapons charges following a stop for a road violation on Route 18 well before dawn Monday.
According to police, Officer Dean Schoch spotted the infraction while patrolling the southbound side of the highway, and flagged the car to the shoulder on Route 66 near Neptune Boulevard. Police said the Cliffwood teen was behind the wheel.
Catching the aroma of marijuana, Schoch summoned backup from Officers Ryan Krug and James Woodley. They allegedly found more than 50 grams of weed and a stun gun in the car, and a second stun gun on one of the riders, who police did not specify.
Everyone was charged with possessing more than 50 grams of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a weapon.
Solomon's charges were filed in a criminal complaint warrant, and he was remanded to the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in Freehold pending an initial court appearance, police said.
The minors were released to parents and guardians, and have Family Court appearances ahead. Haskins was released on a criminal complaint summons until his court date.
Charges are accusations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless, and until, found guilty in a court of law.