Police & Fire

East Brunswick: Police Make Large-Scale Drug Arrests

ee806ca89f1a445b8a42_EBPD_Patch_large.jpg
ee806ca89f1a445b8a42_EBPD_Patch_large.jpg

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick Special Investigations Unit Detectives continue to make arrests in town for illegal drug possession and distribution.  Officers confronted dealers in the parking lots of Wal-Mart and the Brunswick Square Mall.  Seizures included marijuana, Ketamine, and prescription medications.


In January of this year, while working in an undercover capacity, Detective Dan Unkel met with an individual in the parking lot of Walmart for the purpose of making a purchase of Ketamine. Ketamine is a drug used legally primarily by veterinarians to sedate animals.  It has become a popular "club drug."  Ketamine also numbers among several "date-rape" drugs. 

Det. Unkel met with Takezo Dundon, 22-year-old male from Somerset, and purchased approximately seven (7) grams of Ketamine. After Unkel purchased the Ketamine, back-up officers approached the suspect and took Dundon into custody.  He was later charged with Distribution of Ketamine to an Undercover Officer, Possession of Ketamine, and Possession of Ketamine with the Intent to Distribute. He was transferred to the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center in lieu of $20,000 bail, according to a report issued by the East Brunswick Police Department today.

Sign Up for E-News


In a separate incident, Det. Unkel and Det. Alex Danese observed a vehicle traveling on Tices Lane near Rowan Court violating numerous motor vehicle laws. The detectives conducted a motor vehicle stop on the vehicle in the area of Harts Lane. While speaking with the driver, Abhishek Mukherjee, they identified sufficient probable cause and conducted a search of the suspect’s vehicle and recovered twelve (12) pounds of marijuana, Ketamine and other drug paraphernalia. His vehicle and approximately $1,000 in drug proceeds were seized for forfeiture.

Mukherjee, 21-year-old male from New Brunswick, was charged with Possession of Marijuana (over 50 grams), Possession of Marijuana (over 5 lbs) with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of Ketamine, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and numerous motor vehicle summonses. The street value of the marijuana alone is estimated at approximately $60,000, say police. He was transferred to Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center in lieu of $75,000. bail.

On February 9, 2016, Det. Alex Danese observed a suspicious motor vehicle at the Brunswick Square Mall. While he conducted his investigation, he found the vehicle occupied by Richard McClain, a 28-year-old male from South River. McClain was found to be in possession of various kinds and amounts of Controlled Dangerous Substances and drug paraphernalia. CDS range from illegal drugs such as heroin which has no identified medical use to prescription medications.  McClain was arrested and charged with possession of CDS, Possession with the Intent to Distribute, and Distribution within a School Zone. The subject was also in possession of over $1,000 cash which was seized for forfeiture. He was transported to the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center in lieu of $25,000 bail, according to the East Brunswick Police Department.

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

East Brunswick

East Brunswick's Ethan Reiss Saves the History of Who We Are

July 15, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - To some people, lists of names and pictures of locations just create a jumble of information and a confusing mass of facts.  To Ethan Reiss, a historian from East Brunswick who is working to keep facts alive, these bits and pieces come together to form a picture of who we are based on who we were in the past.

Reiss, the administrator of the popular "You Know ...

East Brunswick Council Candidates Respond to Mayor Cohen’s Comments in Recent TapInto Article

July 18, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ- Councilwoman Camille Clark and Council Candidates Curt Philipczak and Dhar Khona released the following statement in response to Mayor Cohen:

“While the TAP article and the Mayor focus on the semantics in differentiating between the phrases and terms “Redevelopment Zone” and “other” new construction, the end product is the same.  Simply ...

Learn How to “Ace The Interview” at the East Brunswick Public Library

EAST BRUNSWICK—Looking for a new job? East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) is here to help. The library offers a special program called “Acing the Interview” on Saturday, July 21 at 10:30 am, which is designed to help jobseekers.

“Acing the Interview” focuses on what many feel is the most stressful part of the job search process: the ...

Learn About Food Preservation at the East Brunswick Public Library

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—East Brunswick Public Library and the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission are presenting the special program “Food Preservation 101” at the library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) on Wednesday, August 1 at 7:00 pm.

“Food Preservation 101” covers the basics of food preservation. The program is led by Shailja Mathur and ...

East Brunswick Public Library Hosts "An Olde-Time Summer Band Concert"

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) is more than just books. On Sunday, July 15 at 2:00 pm, the library hosts a special concert featuring the Central Jersey Wind Ensemble.

Titled “An Old Time Summer Band Concert,” the concert is a sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The Central Jersey Wind Ensemble will perform a variety of ...

East Brunswick Public Library Hosts Special Health Day

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and East Brunswick Public Library are teaming up to host a special evening of health programs at the library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) on Wednesday, July 11.

Horizon will be providing blood pressure and blood sugar screenings in the library from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.

The program “Brain Games – Keep ...

Lucia, Lucia by Adriani Trigiani

Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani (Ballentine Books, 2003)

 

If a summer romance novel is what you are craving to read as you sit by the pool or beach, Adriana Trigiani's Lucia, Lucia is a perfect choice. Set in 1950 New York City, the novel is about a young woman, Lucia Sartori, who is determined to have a career and be able to support herself, an unusual choice for a girl who was ...

To Our Current and Future Representatives

July 17, 2018

To Our Current and Future Representatives - Wherever They May Be:

We can never forget we are a nation of immigrants. 

We cannot fall prey to fear, ignorance and anger when we  have been historically driven by freedom and justice. 

We must have the courage and will to fight hate, bigotry and prejudice. 

We must not wake up to what we hoped was a bad dream and ...

5 Simple Ways to Save Water this Summer

According to the L.A. Times, the average American uses an estimated 98 gallons of water EACH day.  

Here are five simple ways you can save water, to help you conserve water this summer and take some pressure off of your drains.

1. Unless you are using it, turn the faucet off. How many of us still leave the water running while we shave or brush our teeth?According to ...