FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 4, 2019
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Public Information Bureau (609) 882-2000
Major Brian Polite - ext. 6514
Lt. Theodore Schafer - ext. 6515
SFC Jeff Flynn - ext. 6516
Sgt. Lawrence Peele - ext. 6531
Tpr. Alejandro Goez - ext. 6527
Tpr. Charles Marchan - ext. 6513
Bethlehem Township, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police have arrested Brandon Anthony Jacobo, 19, of Womelsdorf, P.A. and Abraham Santana, 21, of Reading, P.A. and seized five pounds of marijuana, valued at $13,000, at the westbound service area on Interstate 78 in Bethlehem Township, Hunterdon County.
On Sunday, September 1, at 3:42 a.m., Trooper Ross Soares observed a Jeep Grand Cherokee parked in a dark, secluded area of the service area parking lot. As a result, Trooper Soares conducted a well-being check of the vehicle occupants. While interacting with Jacobo and Santana, Trooper Soares discovered marijuana inside the car.
Brandon Anthony Jacobo and Abraham Santana were arrested on scene without incident. They were charged with possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and lodged at the Hunterdon County Jail pending a bail detention hearing.
Charges are mere accusations and the accused are considered innocent until proven guilty.
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