A 19-year-old Wall man was arrested on drug charges near a school zone Thursday after he was found with 800 grams of marijuana and more than $5,000, police said.
Kyle J. DiBenedetto, 19, of I Street, is charged with third degree possession of controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute marijuana in a quantity in excess of 50 grams within 1000 feet of a school zone.
He also was charged with third degree possession
of controlled dangerous substance with the intent to distribute marijuana in a
quantity in excess of 50 grams, and fourth degree Possession of marijuana in a
quantity in excess of 50 grams and possession of paraphernalia.
DiBenedetto is currently being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Freehold Township, on $21,800 bail, with no 10 percent option, as set by Wall Township Municipal Court Judge Joseph F. DeFino.
Detective Michael Steitz and Patrolman Miles Shanklin assisted Patrolman Daniel Santoro and Patrolman Jay Baker with the investigation.
Anyone with any information about the distribution of controlled dangerous substances with the Township of Wall is urged to call Detective Sergeant Joseph Wilbert, of the Wall Township Police Department, at 732-449-4500.
Citizens with information who wish to remain anonymous about a crime or fugitive may contact Monmouth County Crime Stoppers confidential telephone tip-line by calling 1-800-671-4400; text "MONMOUTH" plus their tip to 274637; or, email a tip via the website at www.monmouthcountycrimestoppers.com.