RARITAN, NJ - A Raritan man was arrested on drug charges after his mother found drugs and paraphernalia in his bedroom, according to a report from Raritan Borough Police.

Panagis Parameritis, 36, was charged March 31 with possession of heroin, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a hypodermic syringe.

According to police, the charges stemmed from an incident March 14 in which Parameritis's mother found the items in his bedroom.

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The incident was investigated by Officer Robert Sinopoli.

Police made other arrests for drugs and more over the last week.

  • David Merchant, 39, of New York, was arrested for possession of a controlled dangerous substance April 5 following a motor vehicle stop on Route 202. Officer Benjamin Griffin investigated the incident.
  • Jason Prashad, 36, of Neshanic Station, was arrested April 5 for driving while intoxicated following a motor vehicle stop on West Somerset Street. Officer Evan Vacchiano investigated the incident.
  • Miguel Reynoso, 23, of Pennsylvania, was arrested April 5 for possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to turn over a controlled dangerous substance after a motor vehicle stop on Route 202. Officer Benjamin Griffin investigated the incident.
  • Kevin Elder, 24, of Cherry Hill, was arrested April 8 for possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after a motor vehicle stop on Route 202. Officer Damien Chromowsky investigated the incident.
  • Kadon Barnwell, 19, of Raritan, was arrested April 8 for possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after a motor vehicle stop on Thompson Street. Officer Evan Vacchiano investigated.
  • Amy Nusek, 28, of Carteret, was arrested April 9 for defiant trespass and harassment for unlawfully entering the residence of her ex boyfriend on LaGrange Street. Officer Andrew Ragati and Det. Steven Bonczek investigated the incident.
  • Fidelfa Infante, 46, of Piscataway, was arrested April 9 for driving while intoxicated following a motor vehicle stop on Route 206. Sgt. Thomas Fisher investigated the incident.
  • Evelia Guerrero, 19, and Stefany Enriquez, 19, both of Flemington, were arrested April 10 for possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after a motor vehicle stop on Route 202. Officer Damien Chromowsky investigated the incident.
  • Paul Mason, 29, of Raritan, was charged with shoplifting April 10 because of an incident March 22 when he was seen on surveillance footage at Quick Chek stealing a bagel and exiting the store when confronted by an employee. Det. Everett Holt investigated the incident.
  • Anastasio Soumas, 48, of Raritan, was arrested April 10 for warrants out of Middlesex County for forgery and driving with a suspended license after an officer saw him walking on Vanderveer Road. Soumas was turned over to the Middlesex County Sheriff's Department. Officer Benjamin Griffin investigated the incident.