A driver who felt the need for speed caught the eye of a Toms River Police Officer along Route 35 but it was the occupants of the vehicle tossing bricks of heroin out of the car window that really caught his attention.

Officer Phil Bianco saw the car speeding down 35 Sunday night around 6:00 pm and he promptly tried to pull the vehicle over, but the driver of a 2019 Jeep Cherokee kept hitting the gas and running red lights.

The driver then backed in to a driveway and everyone inside fled on foot.

Lavallette Police, Seaside Heights Police, and Ocean County Sheriff officers assisted several Toms River Police in finding and arresting Allen Pittman, 28 of South Plainfield, Ambiorix Ramierez, 19 of New Brunswick and Nasiyr Peters, 21 of Jamesburg.

Ramierez was charged with Eluding, Obstruction, and Possession Of CDS with Intent to Distribute, Driving without a License, Reckless Driving, Careless Driving, Failure to Maintain Lane, Failure to Signal Lane Change, Failure to Observe Red Traffic Signal and Improper Passing on the Right.

Pittman and Peters were charged with Obstruction and Possession Of CDS with Intent to Distribute.

Police collected 16 bundles of suspect heroin, a cellophane bag containing suspect oxycontin and an undisclosed amount of cash.

Ocean County Sheriff Department K-9 Officer responded to check the area for additional CDS.

The incident remains under investigation, additional charges are pending.


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