Drug Distribution

On Friday, September 14, 2018 at approximately 0345 hours, the Readington Township Police Department received a call of a suspicious vehicle on Thistle Ln. Ptl. Darocha responded to the area and located the vehicle. The vehicle was occupied by Perry Shumake of Ewing, NJ and Dereck Knoop of Flemington, NJ. The individuals were acting nervous and the officer could detect the odor of Marijuana coming from the vehicle. Sgt. Heycock arrived on location with K-9 Agar and conducted an exterior sniff of the vehicle. K-9 Agar alert to the vehicle and a search was conducted. The search revealed over fifty grams of Marijuana, Crack Cocaine, Xanax, and 53 packages of edible THC product.

Knoop was charged with possession of under fifty grams of Marijuana and released from police custody. Shumake was charged with two counts of distribution of Marijuana, distribution of Xanax, possession of Crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Shumake was lodged at the Somerset County Jail to await bail.

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