BRICK TOWNSHIP, NJ – On September 25, 2020, at approx. 1230 a.m., Officer Scott Mesmer observed a suspicious vehicle in the area of the Wawa on Drum Point Rd. Officer Mesmer investigated and ultimately stopped the vehicle in the parking lot of the 7/11 on Chambers Bridge Rd for failing to maintain its lane of travel. Officer Mesmer spoke with the driver, later identified as Bilal Freeman and also the passenger of the vehicle. After speaking with both subjects it became apparent to Officer Mesmer that their stories of where they were coming from and where they were going were different.
Officers Joseph Riccio and Cody Oliverio responded to assist.
It was at this time Officer Mesmer requested K9 Officer Scott Smith and his partner Echo. K9 Officer Smith and his partner Echo performed an exterior narcotics sniff of the vehicle, which resulted in a positive indication for the presence of CDS inside the vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed approximately 1,308 wax folds of suspect Heroin. In total there were approximately 27 bricks of suspected Heroin found inside the vehicle.
Mr. Freeman was subsequently placed under arrest and charged with; Possession of Heroin, Distribution of Heroin and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was also issued two motor vehicle summonses for failing to maintain a lane and possession of CDS in a vehicle.
Mr. Freeman was processed and transported to Ocean County Jail