GTPD Media Release:
During the months of December of 2013 through March of 2014, a local drug dealer was the focus of a prolonged police investigation. Abu T. Khaleque, a 34 year old male employee from Clementon, was reported to be openly distributing Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS) from a local Shell gas station, specifically marijuana. Information was received that Khaleque was distributing significant quantities of marijuana from a business in the Gloucester Township.
The sales would occur from within the business, an exterior glass kiosk by the gas pumps, and Khaleque’s personal vehicle. It was determined that Abu T. Khaleque was an attendant / employee of the gas station. The owner/proprietor of the business was not involved in criminal activity and cooperated with the investigation.
On March 5, 2014, Officers executed a search warrant at the Shell Gas Station located at 1400 Blackwood-Clementon Road in Gloucester Township. Several ounces of marijuana, numerous packing materials, and a significant quantity of U.S. currency were recovered. Khaleque was charged with one (1) count of Distribution of CDS (3rd degree), eight (8) counts of Distribution of CDS (4th degree), Possession of Marijuana over 50 grams (4th degree), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Disorderly Persons). He was remanded to the Camden County Correctional Facility in default of $10,000.00/10% bail.
Manmohanpreet “Happy” Singh, a 41 year old man from Lindenwold and co-worker, was also arrested pursuant to the search warrant on March 5, 2014 for Distribution of Drug Paraphernalia (4th degree). He was released pending a court appearance.
The arrest of these individuals is another example of the continued enhanced criminal enforcement campaigns targeting those who illegally distribute narcotics in Gloucester Township. The Gloucester Township Police Department will continue to attack the abuse and sale of narcotics in our community.
Name: Abu T. Khaleque – d.o.b.: 9/12/1979 34 YOA
1300 block of Blackwood-Clementon Rd.
Gloucester Township NJ 08021
Name: Manmohanpreet “a.k.a.: Happy” Singh – d.o.b.: 1/1/1973 41 YOA
1900 block of Laurel Rd.
Lindenwold NJ 08021
Date: March 6, 2014
Shell Gas Station
1400 Blackwood-Clementon Rd.
Clementon, NJ 08012
Case Number: 13-53873