> PREPARED BY DETECTIVE LIEUTENANT STEPHEN DOLLINGER
On February 27, 2011 at approximately 10:47 pm Patrolman Albert Scott and Patrolman Richard Fulham were on patrol in the area of Belford Park, located on Main Street in Belford, when they observed a vehicle parked in the parking lot after hours.
The officers checked the vehicle, which was unoccupied at the time, and while doing so detected the strong odor of raw marijuana coming from inside the car through and open window. The officers then positioned themselves where they could observe the vehicle and waited until someone came back to the car.
After a short time the officers observed two subjects return, enter the vehicle and pull out of the parking lot. The officers stopped the vehicle and approached the driver, identified as Timothy Toner, age 23, from Woodland Road in Pittstown, NJ. The officers advised Toner of their observation at which point he voluntarily retrieved a sunglass case which contained marijuana and a marijuana smoking pipe from inside the car and handed it to the officers.
Toner was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters where he was charged with Possession of under 50 grams of marijuana and Possession of drug paraphernalia. He was processed and released on a summons pending a court appearance.