What began as a simple motor vehicle stop in Lakehurst ended in a pair of arrests for local law enforcement.
At approximately 9:53 p.m. Friday, David J. Larsen, 20, of East Brunswick and Brendan J. Coyle, 18, of Jackson, were stopped by Lakehurst Police Department Officers Matthew Kline and Stephen Gallo near Route 37 and Brown Avenue for a Maintenance of Lamps violation.
According to Sgt. Ronald Heinzman, upon approaching the vehicle the officers smelled burnt marijuana coming from the car. Both marijuana and alcohol were recovered from the vehicle, along with an expandable baton that police said belonged to Coyle.
Both men were then arrested by Kline and Gallo and were taken to the , where they were charged and released on summonses, according to police.
Larsen was charged with possession of alcohol under the legal age, being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, in addition to a maintenance of lamps violation.
Coyle was charged with possession of marijuana, being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance, and unlawful possession of a weapon.
Additionally, another juvenile was taken into protective custody from the car and released to a guardian, police said.