Police officers arrested a Mount Olive man accused of illegally possessing drugs. The circumstances of the arrest were quite interesting: Mount Olive NJ cops reportedly discovered the drugs on the suspect after receiving complaints that he was causing a disturbance at a local pharmacy.
The incident happened a short time after 7:00 p.m. at a CVS Pharmacy on Route 46 in Mount Olive, NJ. The suspect was reportedly walking around the store and growling at employees. The store workers called the Mount Olive Police Department, which sent police officers to the scene.
The Mount Olive NJ police officers arrived at the CVS pharmacy and were directed to the back of the store, where they encountered the suspect. According to law enforcement, the suspect was stumbling around and wearing dirt-covered clothes. The Mount Olive police officers took the suspect outside to the store parking lot, where they questioned him and asked him to perform field sobriety tests.
A later search of the suspect allegedly led to the discovery of a prescription bottle with Xanax. Police also allegedly discovered multiple loose Xanax pills inside the suspect’s pockets.
The suspect, a 26-year-old man who resides in the Budd Lake area of Mount Olive has been charged with illegal possession of Xanax. Authorities also cited the suspect for being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), reckless driving, and driving while suspended.
Although the suspect is accused of growling at the store employees, he was not charged with a threat crime.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect secured his release from police custody on his own recognizance.
For more information about this case, check out the DailyRecord.com article, “Mt. Olive Man Accused of Growling at Store Employees.”