Lower Township Police say five people were arrested last week during one traffic stop.

Officials say on Wednesday evening, detectives conducted a motor vehicle stop on a silver Ford Escape in the 1500 block of Bayshore Rd. in the Villas.

The driver, 31-year-old Osmond R. Garrison of Villas, was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia, including a hypodermic needle.

A subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of the four other people in the vehicle, all for narcotics-related offenses. According to police...

  • Osmond R. Garrison was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Hypodermic Needle, both disorderly persons offenses.
  • Bryan Leonard, a 39 year old restaurant worker from North Cape May was charged with Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance – Schedule III a 3rd degree crime as well as Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a disorderly persons offense.
  • Gregory Calfina, a 38 year old unemployed male from the Villas was charged with Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance – Schedule III a 3rd degree crime as well as Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a disorderly persons offense..
  • William H. Lowe, a 34 year old unemployed male from Erma was charged with Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance – Schedule III a 3rd degree crime and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a disorderly persons offense.
  • David Lambert, a 39 year old unemployed male from North Cape May was charged with Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance – Schedule III a 3rd degree crime as well as Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Hypodermic Needle, both disorderly persons offenses.

Garrison, Leonard, Calfina, and Lowe were released on summonses pending further adjudication in court. Lambert was transported to the Cape May County Correctional Facility awaiting a detention hearing.