On Friday, May 27, at approximately 5:25 pm, an officer stopped a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe operated by Kifano Jordan, age 34, of Trenton, on Interstate 78 West near Exit 17 for equipment violations. During the stop, the officer immediately detected the strong odor of marijuana inside of the vehicle. Officers soon discovered twenty-five (25) grams of suspected heroin and sixteen (16) grams of an unknown white powder. As officers attempted to arrest the occupants, Mr. Jordan pulled away from an officer and fled on foot toward Route 626. A short time later, an assisting officer observed Mr. Jordan entering #67 Beaver Avenue.
He was arrested when he emerged from the second floor bathroom. Officers searched the bathroom and discovered a bag of marijuana in the garbage can. A subsequent search of the vehicle produced a machete, a grinder, and a pack of rolling papers. Mr. Jordan was charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Resisting Arrest, Possession of Under 50 Grams of Marijuana, Failure to Make Lawful Disposition of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Operating a Motor Vehicle While In Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Failure to Wear Seatbelt, Unapproved Equipment, Unclear License Plates, Obstructed View, and Improper Safety Glass. Mr. Jordan was transported to the Hunterdon Medical Center after claiming to be suffering from an asthma attack. He was then transported to the Hunterdon County Jail in default of $35,000 bail. Passenger Kasheem Gall, age 23, of Hagerstown, MD was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Being Under the Influence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, and Failure to Wear Seatbelt. He was released ROR. Passenger Neja Parham, age 20, of Brooklyn, NY was charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. She was released ROR. The Readington Township Police, Town of Clinton Police, and New Jersey State Police, Perryville assisted.