A Manchester man has been arrested after fleeing from members of the Manchester Township Police Narcotics Enforcement Team (N.E.T.). The man, who was attempting to sell heroin, led officers on a foot pursuit through multiple yards in the Pine Lake Park area, causing one of the officers to sustain minor injuries as a result of being bitten in the leg by a Pit Bull.
On Friday, September 23, 2016, narcotics officers observed 24 year old Amid Fisher, of Twelfth Avenue, attempt to sell heroin to another person in the Pine Lake Park area. As officers made contact with Fisher, he immediately fled from them on foot leading officers on a foot chase over multiple fences and through multiple backyards in the area of Bismark Street and Twelfth Avenue. During the chase, Fisher discarded quantities of heroin in the backyard of a resident’s home on Twelfth Avenue.
Fisher was taken into custody by officers at which time an extensive search for the heroin was conducted. The search resulted in the recovery of the discarded heroin.
Fisher was arrested and charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of heroin, loitering for the purpose of selling CDS, hindering apprehension and obstruction of justice. Total bail was set at $6500.00 with a 10% option. Fisher later posted bail at Manchester Police headquarters and he was subsequently released on bail.
Also assisting with this investigation were members of the Manchester Police Patrol Bureau which included Manchester Police K-9 Lynk.
Residents are reminded that drug related tips can be reported to the Manchester Police anonymously at 732-657-6111 or online via the Department’s website, www.manchesterpolicenj.com, by clicking the “Tip Line” link.