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State police arrest man using drugs on school property in Hunterdon County

UNION TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – The New Jersey State Police arrested a New York man for allegedly ingesting drugs inside of a vehicle that was parked on school property in Union Township, state police said.

On Monday, October 25, at 3:13 p.m., troopers conducted a property check at Union Township Elementary School when they observed a white Honda CRV parked in the school lot. The driver of the Honda exited the vehicle and entered the school to conduct business, state police said.

While the Honda was parked, Jerry Melendez, 20, of New York, NY was observed sitting in the passenger seat sniffing an unknown substance through a straw. When approached, he attempted to swallow the substance and was then arrested without incident, state police said.

Melendez was charged with disorderly conduct and tampering with evidence. Additional charges are pending. He was released pending a court appearance, state police 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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