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East Brunswick: Police Make Large-Scale Drug Arrests


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.

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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.


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