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Residents Asked to Contact Police if They See Suspicious Behavior From Two Local Men, Raritan Police Say


Editor's Note: The following was printed at the request of the Raritan Borough Police Department.

RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough Police are advising residents to call police if they see two men, who were arrested for possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia, acting suspicious around town, according to a release.

Richard Johnson, 50, of Raritan, and Mark D'Alessio, 46, of Bridgewater were arrested Aug. 4 for possession of a controlled dangerous substance (zanax) and possession of drug paraphernalia (crack pipes) following a motor vehicle stop on Route 22. Johnson, police said, was also issued several motor vehicle summonses.

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During the investigation, police said, Johnson and D'Alessio said they had just finished turning in scrap metal for cash, and were traveling to purchase heroin.

Raritan residents are being asked to contact police if they see either of the two men acting suspiciously in town, according to the police report.

Officer Benjamin Griffin investigated the incident.

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