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Middle Township PD
Friday April 7th, 2017 :: 08:36 a.m. EDT


Motor Vehicle Crash into Residence Leads to Drug Arrest in Middle Township

On April 7th, 2017, at 12:00 AM, the Middle Township Police Department responded to a motor vehicle accident in the Green Creek section of the Township.  Upon arrival, officers found a 2008 BMW had run off the roadway, striking a house owned by Robert Conover, located at 306 Route 47 South.  Further investigation revealed the driver, Brian Donnelly Jr., age 19 of North Wildwood, was travelling north bound on Route 47 at a high rate of speed when he ran off the roadway, struck a utility pole and then the house.  During the investigation, bags of marijuana could be seen in the passenger compartment of the BMW.  Approximately 1 and ½ pounds of marijuana was found to be in the vehicle.  Donnelly Jr. was placed under arrest, processed and released on a summons.  Donnelly Jr. was charged with Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, 3rd Degree, Possession of Marijuana over 50 grams, 4th Degree and several motor vehicle summonses.  A passenger in the vehicle, Jared Erhart, age 18 of Del Haven, was transported to Cape Regional Medical Center for minor injuries.  Another passenger in the vehicle fled the scene prior to arrival and was not located or identified.  No one in the residence was injured.  Middle Township EMS and Green Creek Fire assisted on scene.  Patrol Officer First Class Michelle Brown and Class II Jacob Zeller investigated.

Middle Township PD
31 Mechanic St
Middle Township, NJ 08210

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