CLARK – Police arrested a Toms River man who allegedly possessed more than $8,000 worth of cocaine and heroin in the area of School Street early last Thursday morning, authorities said.
Paul M. Anderson was charged with possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, possession of a hypodermic needle, and distribution of drugs within a school zone, according to Clark Police Chief Alan J. Scherb. He was taken to Union County Jail and bail was set at $65,000.
Officer Kenneth Gaulette was on patrol in the area of Lexington Boulevard on Oct. 17 when he saw a parked and occupied 2002 blue Volkswagon sedan at approximately 1:05 a.m. Gaulette pulled up to investigate further, but the car sped off towards School Street.
There, Gaulette saw Anderson allegedly got out of the car and got back in on the passenger side to throw a large black bag towards the back of the vehicle. After calling in the motor vehicle stop, Gaulette approached the passenger side of the Volkswagon and saw several glassine folds of a substance he believed was heroin on the back seat, according to Scherb.
The partially open black bag also contained a substance that looked like heroin, according to Scherb. The driver was instructed to exit the vehicle and placed under arrest by Gaulette with the assistance of Sgt. Daniel Pitts and Officer Brian Pereira.
Police found 21 bricks of heroin and cocaine with a combined street value of $8,646, according to Scherb.
The charges against Anderson are merely accusations; he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.
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