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Hunterdon County man caught with crack cocaine, crack pipe

BRANCHBURG TOWNSHIP, NJ (Somerset County) – A Whitehouse Station man was arrested and charged Tuesday after allegedly being caught in possession of crack cocaine, and a crack pipe in Somerset County, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald.

Diego Mena-Quesada, 28, was charged with third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On Tuesday, August 23, at around 11:04 p.m., a Branchburg Township police officer was standing outside of a local business speaking with Mena-Quesada and while police were speaking with him, the officer observed a bulge protruding from his sock. The officer identified the bulge as being consistent with the shape of a crack pipe, McDonald said.

Mena-Quesada subsequently removed a crack pipe from his sock along with several vials of suspected crack cocaine, and other items of suspected drug paraphernalia, McDonald said.

The items were seized by the officer and Mena-Quesada was arrested without incident. He was charged and then lodged in the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing, McDonald said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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