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Outstanding Warrants Lead To Drug Bust For New Brunswick Man

A 32-year-old New Brunswick man was arrested on a drug charge Aug. 29 on Hamilton Street.

Members of the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Organized Crime and Narcotics Task Force and the Franklin Township Police Department Crime Suppression Unit were conducting a “quality of life” detail in the area when they saw Marcelino Ortiz, of Harvey Street, talking to several people while on a bicycle in a parking lot, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office.

Task Force detectives found that Ortiz had three outstanding warrants, for which they placed him under arrest, according to the release. A search of Ortiz revealed 10 glassine folds of suspected heroin, the release said.

Ortiz was also charged with 3rd Degree Possession of Heroin, according to the release.

After being processed on the drug charge, Ortiz was turned over to the Middlesex County Jail for the outstanding warrants, according to the release.

Anyone with information on the case is asked 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.

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