RED BANK: STATION MANAGER BUSTED FOR POT

rb shell 112113 3State Troopers with the suspect during the search of the station Thursday night. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

The manager of a Red Bank gas station raided by State Police Thursday night apparently had a sideline selling another kind of high test.

According to charges filed after the raid, Kamleshkumar Chaudhari, 28, was arrested and charged with possession of more than 50 grams of marijuana – how much more, authorities didn’t say – with the intent to distribute.

During the nighttime raid at the Shell station on Newman Springs Road, Chaudhauri was also found holding some $3,000 in cash, according to NJSP spokesman Sergeant Adam Grossman.

The raid, on a court-issued warrant, followed an NJSP investigation and took over an hour or so beginning at around 9 p.m. About a dozen troopers descended on the station, blocking driveway access on both the Newman Springs Road and Shrewsbury Avenue sides and searching the premises.

Chaudhari was ordered held at the Monmouth County lockup in Freehold on full $16,000 bail.