call-in-the-authoritiesJust in from the Middletown PD Tuesday morning:

On March 15, 2012 the Middletown Police arrested Jason Randell, age 25, from Patterson Lane on drug charges after the execution of a search warrant at his residence. The warrant was the result of a month long investigation by the Detective Bureau and Quality of Life Unit.

 Police say Randell was receiving shipments of large quantities of Marijuana from California through a package delivery service. Police recovered approximately ten pounds of Marijuana and seized $15,500.00 in cash as a result of the search warrant.


Randell was charged with Possession of Ten Pounds of Marijuana, Possession with the Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Possession with the Intent to Distribute Marijuana within 500 Feet of a Public Park, Possession of Hash, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of THC Wax, Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe and Possession of Fireworks. He was held at the Monmouth County Correctional Facility in Freehold, NJ, on $200,000.00 bail with no 10% option set by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Richard English.

Detective Lieutenant Stephen Dollinger credits Patrolman Frank Mazza and Patrolman John Mele of the Quality of Life Unit and Detectives Kevin Gardiner and Laurence Schachtel with conducting the investigation which led to the arrest and seizure of a significant quantity of Marijuana that was destined to be distributed on the streets of Middletown.