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.