AUTHORITIES_MTOWN1Middletown police arrested a Lincroft man after they found two pounds of marijuana in a car he was driving Wednesday, according to a police department press release.

From the MTPD:

On January 8, 2014 at approximately 12:15 pm Detective Keith Hirschbein and Officers Richard Belmonte and Anthony Dellatacoma stopped a motor vehicle for a motor vehicle violation on Dwight Road. Upon stopping the vehicle the officers detected a strong odor of raw marijuana coming from inside the car. The officers called a narcotics canine to the scene to sniff the car. Sheriff’s Officer Joseph Aretino of the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office and his canine partner Ari arrived on scene and conducted the sniff. K-9 Ari showed positive indications on multiple locations on the vehicle.

The officers obtained consent for the vehicle and located close to two pounds of marijuana inside the car. The driver, Ibrahim Adnan, age 21, from Willow Grove Drive in Lincroft, NJ, was arrested and charged with Possession of over 50 Grams of Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The officers then obtained consent to search Adnan’s residence and located more marijuana and drug paraphernalia at the house.

Adnan’s vehicle was seized for forfeiture and he was released pending a court date.