FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. - A New Brunswick man has been arrested and charged with heroin possession, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, who provided the following details:

 Marcelino Ortiz, of Harvey Street, was seen by police on a bicycle in the area of Hamilton Street in Franklin on Aug. 29th around 8:15 p.m. meeting with several different people.

Police were conducting a "quality of life" detail in the area. Task Force police approached the suspect, who was found to have three  outstanding warrants for his arrest. Ortiz was placed under arrest and a subsequent search found ten glassine folds of suspected heroin.

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Ortiz was charged with 3rd degree Possession of Heroin. He was processed and issued a summons for the aforementioned possession charge and turned over to Middlesex County Jail for the outstanding arrest warrants.

Robertson requests anyone with information to contact the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Unit at (908) 231-7100, or the Franklin Township Police Department at (732) 873-5533 or via the STOPit app.

 The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ. 

Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). All anonymous STOPit reports and/or Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.