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A Forked River man was charged with driving under the influence and possession of heroin

A Forked River man was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence after police found him to be driving erratically.

Derek Russell, 21, was observed driving erratically by a Lacey Township Detective on Wednesday, July 11. Russell appeared to be extremely lethargic when the vehicle stopped at the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Route 9, police said.

The vehicle proceeded south on Route 9 where Waretown Police and Lacey Detectives conducted a traffic stop. Russell was found to be in possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia.

Russell was charged with driving under the influence and possession of heroin. He was released on his own recognizance pending a court appearance.

Phenobarbidoll July 13, 2012 at 08:27 PM
no, that's not what I said, Linny. let me recap... no one should be driving under the influence of any chemical, including alcohol. throwing a first time offender (who did NOT have an accident/hurt another person) in jail may not be an answer, but perhaps getting them off the street via placing them in a residential detoxification center (if an immediate bed for rehab isn't available) is.
lee long July 13, 2012 at 08:36 PM
Leave the kid alone
Tommy Pickles July 13, 2012 at 08:59 PM
Derek is right. This site is not only damaging his reputation but his FAMILY'S, and it's a shame that people are failing to take that into consideration. I grew up with Derek and have slept over his house multiple times, only to be welcomed by friendly parents and a great environment. Everyone makes mistakes, and while as a former friend I am in no way proud of the road Derek has decided to take, he is allowed to make his own decisions. Nobody should be on the road when under the influence, but maybe we all need to understand that these articles don't need to be accurate to be posted. Don't let anyone get to you Derek. Most of these comments are coming from uneducated losers who are sitting on Lacey Patch everyday of their lives looking for drama. I hope everything works out for you - be smart!
Isheet Mipants July 13, 2012 at 10:09 PM
Sounds to me like you have alot of excuses for your actions but have no excuses for your actions as well! You need help dude. Do it before you kill somebody please
forthrpeoplebythepeoplescrewthepeople July 13, 2012 at 10:51 PM
Hey Allison maybe there would be more room in jails for the criminals, if we would stop putting fathers in jail for child support when their out of work. Till then hope they keep putting them back out.

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