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Cranford Police Blotter: Two Drug-Related Arrests

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The information provided does not represent the total scope of police activity.  Individuals charged as a result of police investigations are merely an accusation.  All defendants should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.


1.  06/27/2017 12:31 a.m..

Raritan Road @ Coleman Avenue

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Arrested: Ricky Dobbs, 29, Newark

Arrested by:  Ptl. Gregory Federici

Charges:  Possession of Marijuana(under 50g); Possession of Paraphernalia

Remarks:  A 2006 Chrysler was stopped at the intersection of Raritan Road @ Coleman Avenue for an equipment violation.  Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Federici located marijuana inside the vehicle.  The driver, Ricky Dobbs, was arrested, processed, and released pending a Municipal Court appearance.  Dobbs was also issued motor vehicle summonses for unclear plates and possessing a controlled dangerous substance inside a motor vehicle.  


2.  07/04/2017 6:41 p.m.

E. North Avenue @ GSP SB 137 Entrance Ramp

Arrested: Michael Martinho, 34, Elizabeth

Arrested by: Ptl. Ryan Gerrity

Charges:  Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance(Heroin); Possession of Paraphernalia

Remarks:  A 2003 Mercedes was stopped at the intersection of E. North Avenue @ the GSP Southbound Entrance Ramp for a seatbelt violation.  Following an investigation at the scene, Ptl. Gerrity located heroin inside the vehicle.  The driver, Michael Martinho, was arrested, processed, and released pending a Superior Court appearance.  Martinho was issued motor vehicle summonses for failure to wear seatbelt and possessing a controlled dangerous substance inside a motor vehicle.

Editor's Note: This article relies on information provided by law enforcement officials and the subjects are presumed innocent. If notified of changes to the charges or their outcome, TAPinto.net will update this report.

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