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Asbury Park Press
LAKEHURST – It’s probably not the best idea to speed down a residential street in the middle of the afternoon without a valid driver’s license when you have almost eight ounces of marijuana in your car.
But that’s what police allege Alyssa K. Jiminez did on Friday.
Officer Michael Cecchini was patrolling the residential area of Union Avenue and Elm Street just before 3:30 p.m. when he spotted Jiminez, 20, of Manchester speeding down the street, according to a news release issued by Officer Robert Schroeck, police department spokesman.
Cecchini stopped the car and learned that Jiminez was driving with a suspended driver’s license, the news release said.
A subsequent search of Jiminez’s 2016 Honda turned up 7.7 ounces of suspected marijuana, a digital scale, other drug paraphernalia and $612, all which were seized along with the car, the news release said.
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Jiminez was arrested and charged on a summons with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute it, possession of more than 50 grams of marijuana, possession of alcohol by an underaged person and possession of drug paraphernalia, the news release said.
Jiminez also was issued summonses for driving with a suspended license, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle and speeding. She was released from custody and faces an upcoming appearance in Superior Court in Ocean County.
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Officer Kevin Jacobs and Sgt. Iain James assisted Cecchini with the investigation.
Kathleen Hopkins, a reporter in New Jersey since 1985, covers crime, court cases, legal issues, unsolved mysteries and just about every major murder trial to hit Monmouth and Ocean counties. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org; 732-643-4202.
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