19 yr olds run from police – pot

approximately 11:56 PM – Police arrested Jorge Mercado, age 19 of Raritan Township, and charged him with drug offenses following contact with him on Nottingham Way. P.O. Robert Landolina was on patrol in the area of the swimming pool on Nottingham Way when he observed two male subjects sitting on top of a picnic table there. When the two subjects observed the police vehicle they took off running. P.O. Landolina radioed his location and the situation and advised that he would be out on foot in the area. Cpl. Hribik, of Flemington Borough Police Department, heard P.O. Landolina’s broadcast and located Mercado running through the woods behind the Shoppes at Flemington. The other subject was not located. Mercado was ultimately charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia (metal grinder) and obstructing the administration of law. Investigation and arrest by P.O. Robert Landolina.