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Ocean County Man Found Slumped In Car At McDonald's Charged With Heroin

William L. Brooks
William L. Brooks
A 45-year-old Ocean County man was charged with heroin possession after he was allegedly found slumped over his steering wheel at a McDonald's parking lot, police said.

William L. Brooks of Lakehurst was also charged with being under the influence of heroin. His bail was set at $10,000 no 10 percent set by Judge Damian Murray.

On April 5th at approximately 9:07 p.m. Lakehurst Police received information from a concerned citizen of a male subject slumped over his steering wheel in the parking lot of McDonalds with his foot on the brakes.

Police arrived and discovered Brooks asleep at the wheel. Officer Luke Lanno asked Brooks to exit his vehicle and noticed a quantity of wax bags containing heroin on the front seat. Brooks was arrested by Officers Luke Lanno, Jason Guide, and Sgt. Ronald Heinzman. Ocean County Sheriff's Department K-9 Officer Ted Wielichoski and his partner Nash assisted at the scene.
very nice April 17, 2014 at 10:28 PM
@Dan. Thanks for responding .:) sorry for the delay on my behalf.... well here it goes..... I pledge to continue be the noble man I am. And continue to help my community fight the war on drugs. Thankyou for acknowledging my position as member of the "neighborhood watch" program. I do tend to keep my eyes open for anything suspicious. I would like to make one note that I couldn't imagine walking a mile in a doper's shoes. Sounds like a bad idea. And sounds dangerous. If your walking that path I recommend you get the proper treatment. Before its too late. Remember "once a doper always a doper" . Keep your soft spot, but be wise. "Very nice" night
Dan P April 18, 2014 at 11:13 AM
I heard of "once a Marine, always a Marine," but sorry I've never heard that saying: "once a doper always a doper"... must be new.
Laura April 22, 2014 at 10:45 AM
@dan p it's nice to see there are others out there who are as open minded and understanding as yourself. I agree, jail time is not going to make this mans situation any better, if anything it will make it worse. The only thing you get out of jail are connects and more street smarts (and not the good kind). These people need to be ordered to get the help they need, and the help needs to be made mute easily obtainable and affordable! Instead if wasting the money on locking these people up we need to focus on the root of the problem! most addicts start off simply by self medicating because they cannot get the real help they need in the first place, whether it be physical or mental, there is always a reason. Addicts are humans too, underneath it all, and most people will never take the time to figure that out unless someone they love is going through it.
Fat Rib April 30, 2014 at 08:59 AM
seriously why does every one give dope heads sympathy? its a disease they gave them self most all dope heads try to scam good people to support their habit what should we do let them walk free? keep stealing keep keep poisoning our youth and our streets has any one seen what this county looks like lately ? but to all you saying oh this weak drug addict needs help is not gonna save any ones life imagine he was driving im just saying we have a problem because no one sees it a problem or crime they see it as a cry for help these people dont want help most of them had help wasted our tax dollars and soon as they get home from rehab boom there doing it again jail not rehab to many second chances for these undeserving zombies cant we all just pick a day and go out and put them out of there misery like a zombie hunt just kill em all why not i dont see the problem with it there gonna die any way

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