A 25-year-old Newark man was arrested Thursday when he allegedly tried to sell or buy drugs at a fast-food restaurant parking lot, police said.
Off-duty Officer Ted Malony was in the drive-through lane of fast food restaurant on Route 37 at 4 p.m. on Thursday when he witnessed a drug transaction in the parking lot.
Officer William Hutton and Sgt. Ed Mooney were advised and stopped the vehicle; then they arrested the driver, Timothy Cole, 25, of Newark on a $200 Newark warrant and a $500 Cranford warrant.
Once arrested, an officer located $5,854 dollars in his jean pockets. Officers then searched the vehicle and recovered 450 wax folds of suspected heroin, a Rohm .22 caliber revolver with serial numbers defaced, hollow point ammunition and additional $810.
Cole was charged with possession of a handgun, defacing a handgun, possession of body armor, penetrating bullets and possession of Heroin with intent to distribute. He was lodged in Ocean County Jail on $200,000 bail no 10 percent option.