Jackson Police Chief Chases Joy Rider, Finds Crack, Pot and Rifle

JACKSON, NJ –  On Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at approximately 11:45 pm, Police Chief Matthew Kunz made observations of a motorcycle which did not have a visible license plate being operated erratically and as the vehicle was stopped at the traffic light at the intersection of South Cooks Bridge Road and Bennetts Mills Road, he attempted to make contact with the driver. As Chief Kunz exited his vehicle, the motorcycle driver drove through the red traffic light and onto North Cooks Bridge Road.

As he was catching up to the motorcycle, he observed it turn onto Willow Drive and accelerate. The Chief arrived at the end of Willow Drive and as he checked the area, located the motorcycle and driver in the cul-de-sac area just past the VFW on Magnolia Drive. The driver was detained and at this time was found to be in possession of cocaine on his person.

Other officers then began to check the area for a backpack the driver had been observed wearing but did not have with him any longer. The backpack was located on North Cooks Bridge Road and was discovered to contain a quantity of additional cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana, scales and ammunition for a .223 caliber rifle along with the motorcycle driver’s wallet and identification.

Arrested: Raheem Montgomery, age 27 of Lakewood NJ. He was charged with: possession of cocaine and possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, possession of crack cocaine and possession of crack cocaine with the intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, hindering apprehension, resisting arrest, certain persons not to possess weapons or ammunition and traffic offenses. He was processed and later lodged in the Ocean County Jail.

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