Crack in the car: three arrested in Manchester
Discovery of crack cocaine during a traffic stop by Manchester police mean court dates for a Plainfield man and two Ocean County women on drug-related charges.
Christian Orellana, 26, of Plainfield, is charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Xiemena Perez-Pernas, 24, of Lakewood, and Yuly Gutierrez-Hernandez, 20, of Manchester, were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. All three were released pending court proceedings.
The episode unfolded in the mid-afternoon of January 20 on Route 571. Members of the Narcotics Enforcement Team flagged their car into the Ridgeway Mobile Home Park after spotting a road violation on the highway.
Police said officers spotted an "article of drug paraphernalia" in the driver's seat area, triggering the search that led to the arrests.
Tips and suspicions of drug activity in Manchester can be reported to police through the Tip Line link on their web page, or at 732-657-6111.