Berlin police search suspicious vehicle, find methamphetamine, marijuana and more

The incident unfolded at the Park Plaza.

The following report is from the Berlin Police Department:

On May 22 at 11:15 p.m., a patrol officer observed a suspicious vehicle parked and occupied in the parking lot of Park Plaza after business hours. The officer observed a second vehicle in which an occupant from the first vehicle met.

As the officer approached, he discovered discarded drug paraphernalia outside of the door of the initial vehicle. A subsequent check of the vehicle’s occupants showed three of the four occupants had active warrants. A Pine Hill Police K9 was asked to assist with a narcotics sniff, which resulted in the K9 alerting on both vehicles for the presence of narcotics.

A subsequent search was conducted which yielded one handgun, a quantity of methamphetamine just shy of five ounces, approximately one ounce of marijuana, scales, approximately $25,000 in cash, packaging material, drug paraphernalia and other powder substances that were seized. Lab results are pending.

The occupants were all taken into custody and remanded to the Camden County Jail pending a court date in Camden County Superior Court.