A week after Manchester police announced five drug arrests in the township, officers charged another three with the offense.
Police issued the charges on a single day, Saturday, Oct. 6, according to a log of police activity released by Capt. Lisa Parker. Additionally, two of those charged received an additional count of driving while intoxicated.
Township resident Alexandra M. Fiore, 18, was charged with drug possession on Route 571 by Patrolman Joseph Reilly and released with a summons, the captain said.
Cream Ridge resident Matthew A. Goldberg, 34, was charged with with both drug possession and driving while intoxicated after being stopped on Route 530 in Whiting by Patrolman Anthony Iliadis. Goldberg was issued a summons, Parker said.
Capping off last week's drug charges last week was Maria Torre, 41, of Bayville, who was charged with the offense as well as driving while intoxicated by Patrolman Marc Micciulla. Police lodged Torre in the Ocean County Jail in Toms River, according to Parker.
Also on last week's police blotter:
Wednesday, Oct. 3
Toms River resident Lee W. Currie, 26, of Toms River was charged with burglary after being arrested by authorities in Jackson and Manchester Patrolman Robert Chevrier.
Robert E. Connors II, 41, of Brick, was charged with driving while intoxicated on Route 539 near the intersection of Route 530 by Patrolman Robert Sharry. Connors was released with a summons, Parker said.
Lakewood resident Jihad S. Anderson, 23, was charged with obstruction on Lois Lane by Patrolman David Fusaro and issued a summons, according to the captain.
Sunday, Oct. 7
Police in Lacey reported that they recovered two plastic boxes containing miscellaneous radio equipment belonging to the U.S. Army in a wooded area off of Route 539. The equipment, valued at more than $40,000, was stolen from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in May and not sensitive materials, according to Lt. Scott Tirella.
The above charges are accusations made by police and are not an indication of guilt.