State Police K-9 Helps Troopers Seize Drugs, Cash During Car Stop; Belleville Man Arrested

New Jersey State Police K-9, Dutch, assisted troopers on a car stop, which resulted in the arrest of Mr. Jamine Thomas, 41, of Belleville, and the seizure of $2,000 worth of drugs and $5,000 cash.

Police say on Friday, July 21, at 10:21 a.m., Trooper Andrew Mccoy stopped Thomas for a traffic violation southbound on the New Jersey Turnpike at milepost 101.8 in Elizabeth City, Union County.

During the investigation, Tpr. Mccoy requested assistance from the State Police K-9 unit.

Trooper I Emilio Gomez and his K-9 Dutch responded to assist during the investigation, which led to the seizure of more than $2,000 dollars in drugs, drug paraphernalia and more than $5,000 cash.

As a result, Thomas was arrested without incident.

According to State Police Jamine Thomas was charged with possession of a heroin, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to distribute CDS, and tampering with evidence. He was lodged at the Union County Jail pending a detention hearing.

Charges are mere accusations, and the accused is considered innocent until proven guilty.