Two Ocean County women, a mother and her daughter are pulled over for a seat belt violation but arrested after Lakehurst Police find crack in the car.
Lakehurst Police charged Deborah J. Kellum, 63, of Lakewood and Tarah T. Kellum, 31, of Point Pleasant after a motor vehicle stop near Center Street and Route 70 in their blue Toyota Sienna after the passenger was spotted not wearing a seat belt.
Investigators say Tarah was allegedly not wearing a seatbelt while her mother was sitting on the floor of the van and not in a seat.
A search of the vehicle and occupants turned up an undisclosed quantity of crack cocaine and two crack pipes.
Police say Tarah had also given the officer a false name and date of birth.
The investigation also discovered she had two active Lakewood Municipal Court warrants for her arrest for the amount of $2,316.00 and $2,500.00 and one active Ocean County Superior Court warrant for her arrest with no bail.
Deborah had one active Jackson Municipal Court warrant for her arrest for the amount of $500.00.
Both Tarah and Deborah were arrested and transported to Lakehurst Police Department for processing.
Tarah was charged with Possession of Crack Cocaine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Hindering Her Own Apprehension and was issued a warrant for the charges and transported to the Ocean County Jail where she was lodged, pending a mandatory court appearance with the Ocean County Superior and Lakewood Municipal Courts.
Deborah was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and also issued one motor vehicle summons for Riding on Parts Not Intended and was issued a summons for the charges and released pending a mandatory court appearance with the Lakehurst Municipal and Jackson Municipal Courts.
The public is reminded that all criminal charges are merely accusations and all subjects are innocent until proven guilty.
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