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Lower Township Police Department
Tuesday January 9th, 2018 :: 09:05 a.m. EST


Man Charged with Distribution of Drugs in a School Zone

ERMA – At approximately 5:00 p.m. on January 4, 2018, the Lower Township Police Department, conducted a motor vehicle stop in the area of Cox Lane on Seashore Road, based on information supplied to police.

Mr. John G. Bersani of Erma was operating the vehicle.  Subsequent to a warrant arrest of Bersani, a quantity of Marijuana was located, along with a small scale typically used to weigh narcotics and a medium sized fireproof safe.

Mr. Bersani’s vehicle was then towed to the Lower Township Police Department where a search warrant was applied for and executed on January 8, 2018.  Upon opening the safe, over two pounds of marijuana was seized, along with another scale and narcotics packaging material.

Based on the contraband found, John G. Bersani was charged with Possession of Marijuana Over 50 grams - 2C:35-10, 4th degree, Possession with Intent to Distribute - 2C:35-5, 3rd degree, Possession with Intent to Distribute in a School Zone - 2C:35-7, 3rd degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - 2C:36-2, a disorderly persons offense.

Lower Township Police Department
405 Breakwater Rd
Cape May, NJ 08204

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