A Manchester man and Lakehurst woman were arrested on outstanding warrants and charged with multiple drug related offenses by the Manchester Township Police Department Narcotics Enforcement Team (N.E.T.) with the assistance of the Manchester Police Patrol Bureau and K-9 unit.

On Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at approximately 5:43 p.m., the narcotics enforcement team conducted a motor vehicle stop of a vehicle containing known wanted person, Darryn Jackson, 39 of the Whiting section of Manchester Township. Mr. Jackson, the passenger of the vehicle was placed under arrest for multiple warrants which included a $14,700 Ocean County warrant for non-payment of child support, a $1000 warrant (Berlin Township), a $1,500 warrant (Miltown Boro) and a $400 warrant (Jackson Township). It was also determined that the driver of the vehicle, Tina Piazza, age 44 of Lakehurst had an outstanding $500 warrant (Toms River Township) and that she had been driving on a suspended license. Piazza was arrested on the outstanding warrant.

Manchester Police K-9 Officer Marc Micciulla and his K-9 partner Storm responded to the scene. An exterior sniff of the vehicle was conducted which resulted in a positive indication to the presence of the odor of a controlled dangerous substance(s). A consent search of the vehicle was later conducted which resulted in the recovery of several articles of drug paraphernalia. While in custody, Jackson was found to be in possession of a quantity of heroin, crack cocaine, and MDMA (ecstasy).

Jackson was charged with hindering apprehension by way of concealment of CDS, possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, possession of MDMA (ecstasy) and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was lodged at the Ocean County Jail on the drug charges/ outstanding warrants. Piazza was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving while suspended. She was released on her own recognizance pending court.

Residents are reminded that drug related tips can be reported to the Manchester Police Department anonymously at 732-657-6111 or online via the Department’s website, www.manchesterpolicenj.com, by clicking the “Tip Line” link.