Somerset County officials announced the arrest of Diego Mena-Quesada, 28, Whitehouse Station, for possession of narcotics.
Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald stated that on Tuesday, August 23, at approximately 11:04 p.m., a Branchburg Township Police Officer was standing outside of a local business speaking with a patron named Diego Mena-Quesada.
While speaking with Diego Mena-Quesada, the officer observed a bulge protruding from his sock.
The officer identified the bulge as being consistent with the shape of a crack pipe.
According to Prosecutor McDonald, Mr. Mena-Quesada subsequently removed a crack pipe from his sock along with several vials of suspected crack cocaine and other items of suspected drug paraphernalia while the officer spoke with him.
The items were seized by the officer, and Diego Mena-Quesada was placed under arrest without incident.
Prosecutor McDonald stated that defendant Mena-Quesada was charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Disorderly Persons Offense.
Somerset County officials request anyone with information relating to this incident to contact the Branchburg Township Police Department at (908) 526-3830.
Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477).
All anonymous Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.