A 17-year-old Fair Haven boy was arrested on drug possession charges Wednesday evening in a raid on his family’s home.
Police used a battering ram to bust into the house after the youth barricaded himself inside, Lt. Joe McGovern tells redbankgreen.
According to McGovern, police executed a search warrant obtained after a two-month narcotics investigation.
As they approached the house Fair Haven Road, near the Sickles School, at about 6:40p, the suspect ran into the house and locked the doors, McGovern says.
A 18-year-old male who was with the suspect was detained by police in the driveway. He was later released without being charged.
Inside the house, police, aided by dogs from the Long Branch Police Department canine unit, found an “abundant amount” of marijuana, according to McGovern.
Also confiscated was drug paraphernalia, prescription drugs and a number of hits of suspected Ecstacy, McGovern says.
The suspect, whose name was not released because he is a minor, was charged at the borough police station and later released into the custody of his parents.
No other family members were in the house at the time of the arrest, McGovern says.