BRICK TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Brick Police Department arrested four people at a suspect crack house in Evergreen Woods last week after the department’s narcotics strike force executed a warrant a home in the community.
On June 23rd, police arrived at the home on Cindy Court with an arrest warrant for 45-year-old Thomas Plummer, of Philadelphia.
“Thomas Plummer was the target of the investigation, police said, but upon entering the home, Tyler Bartholomew, 28; Kylie Rhoades 28; and Ashley Smith, 25, all from Brick, were also residing at the house and engaging in illegal activity.
“Upon police arrival, Plummer, Smith, and Bartholomew, who were all standing outside, ran away. Plummer was chased down and apprehended in the Evergreen woods complex a short distance away. As he was running detectives observed him discard several items that were later recovered and identified as vials of crack cocaine and heroin,” the department said. “Bartholomew and Smith retreated into the residence and locked the door, causing police to force entry into the residence. They were subsequently discovered in a bedroom with Rhoades.”
Police reported that a search of the residence resulted in the discovery of drug paraphernalia, heroin, and crack.
“More crack and heroin were recovered outside the residence in the area where Plummer was apprehended,” police said.”All parties were charged with two counts of possession of controlled dangerous substances and possession of paraphernalia. In addition, Plummer was charged with obstructing the administration of justice, resisting arrest, and two counts of intent to distribute crack and heroin. Bartholomew & Smith were also charged with obstruction.”
Plummer, Rhoades and Bartholomew were issued warrants and lodged in the Ocean County Jail where they have since been released and Ashley Smith was released on a summons.