police made three drug charges last week, according to information released by Capt. Lisa Parker.
, when James R. Smith of Linden was questioned by Patrolman Peter Manco.
The officer spotted the Nissan Altima driven by the 25-year-old in the area of Holly Oaks that evening. When Manco questioned the man, he refused to cooperate and eventually his car was impounded, Parker said.
Police then obtained a search warrant and seized marijuana, packaging material, "multiple" ecstasy pills and $2,000 cash from the car, Parker said. Smith was held on $100,000 bail with no 10 percent option at the Ocean County Jail in Toms River. His car was seized pending forfeiture proceedings, Parker said.
On Tuesday, May 15, Robert J. Lafalce, 20, of Manchester, was charged with drug possession along Route 530 in Whiting by Patrolman Ian Bole. Lafalce was released by police with a court summons, Parker said.
That same day, South Toms River resident Michael J. Derosia was charged with drug possession on Burnside Street in the township's Pine Lake Park section by Patrolman David Fusaro. Derosia, who was turned over to South Toms River police, was also charged with conspiracy and robbery, according to Parker.
Also charged by police were:
Thursday, May 17
Joshua McDaniel, 22, of Lakewood, was charged with hindering and obstruction on Route 571 at the Colbye Commons by Patrolman Brian Collins. McDaniel was released with a summons, Parker said.
Friday, May 18
Nichole M. Farrell-Francis, 20, of Manchester, was charged with hindering and obstruction at Manchester police headquarters on Colonial Drive by Collins. Farrell-Francis was turned over to Lakewood police, according to Parker.
The above charges are not an indication of guilt.