EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Route 18 corridor was once again the site of drug-related crime this week, as three people were arrested in a stolen vehicle.
On November 9, 2016 at approximately 10:28 pm, Patrolman Jeff Dougherty was on patrol and observed a blue 2017 Hyundai Sonata with New York registration exit the Studio Six Extended Stay Hotel parking lot, 246 Highway 18, and enter onto Highway 18 North. A check of the vehicle's registration revealed the Hyundai was a stolen vehicle out of New York.
Patrolman Dougherty followed the Hyundai north on Highway 18 and onto Route 1 North into Edison and conducted a motor vehicle stop on the vehicle with the assistance of East Brunswick officers Detective Alex Danese, Patrolman Brian Woodruff, and Patrolman Matthew Egnasko.
The driver, Tanasia Hardy, 25, of Jamaica, NY and two male passengers, Kashif Totten, 24, of Somerset, NJ and Terrence Davis, 24, of New Brunswick, NJ were taken into custody without incident.
A search of the stolen vehicle revealed a quantity of cocaine and synthetic cannabinoid, as well as several credit cards not belonging to any of the occupants.
All three suspects were charged with Possession of Stolen Property and Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance. Totten was also charged with Credit Card Fraud. The two males also had active warrants from multiple municipalities in New Jersey.
All three individuals lodged at the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center in lieu of bail, $50,000 for Hardy and Davis, $60,000 for Totten.