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Matawan Man Arrested For Possession of Drugs, Drug Paraphernalia

He faces charges after his parole officer made an unannounced visit to his home

A Matawan man was arrested for possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia after his parole officer made a surprise visit to his Crest Circle home on June 15, according to Lt. Ben Smith.

Smith explained that as a condition of 29-year-old Marcus Nelson's parole, his parole officer is authorized to make unannounced visits to Nelson's home. When the parole officer arrived and noticed some drug paraphernalia, he notified the Matawan Borough Police Department.

According to official complaint warrants filed against Nelson by Matawan Borough, police allegedly found heroin, a spoon with heroin residue, a cut straw and a hypodermic needle or syringe and a quantity of suboxone, a drug sometimes prescribed by doctors to treat opiate addiction. The complaint warrants indicate that Nelson did not have a prescription for suboxone.

Officers also allegedly found a two-foot machete in Nelson's home. According to the complaint warrants, Nelson is not allowed to possess a weapon after being convicted of sexual assault charges.

Nelson is charged with two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance without a prescription, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon after being convicted of sexual assault, two counts of possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia, and possession with intent to use a hypodermic needle or syringe.

Bail was set at $22,500.

An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

Jennifer June 22, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Good job guys! Get this guy off our streets! Let's keep our town clean!
Anonymous June 29, 2012 at 02:21 AM
Anyone reading this sees sexual assault & automatically assumes some junkie rapist. Why would the newspaper care about anyone's reputation .. For whoever cares, he's not a rapist , he was a senior in high school who dated a freshman & bc of our stupid laws, he is now branded as a "sex offender" for the rest of his life. Let's not be so quick to judge people...one persons misery is another persons entertainment , what a fucked up world we live in.
409Name June 29, 2012 at 02:59 AM
I personally know him and he's my best friend. He did not sexually assault anyone and isn't some junkie drug dealer. He got caught up in an unfortunate situation and is now paying the ultimate price because of police officers and parole officers who take their jobs way too seriously. They don"t care or stop to see that he's a good, loving father who would do anything for his daughter, along with his friends & family. Now along with being persecuted for making a mistake of sleeping with a classmate in high school, he's being branded as a junkie drug dealer. There's always 2 sides to every story. The police and newspapers especially make people out to be animals just for headlines and a pat on the back from the community for "cleaning up the streets." How about arresting the pedophile priests at our local Catholic church, or the tweeker in the woods with the meth lab that produces and distributes poison to the youth of our community. Start putting away the people that deserve it. Way to go, Matawan. You've rid yourself of one more of society's evildoers. Sounds to me like we're still living in George Bush's post-9/11 America where the authorities use their "civic duty" as a way to erode the Constitution. I feel safer already.

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