Sgt. Jim Kelly #233
Brick Township Police Department
Public Information Officer
Release Date: December 27, 2019
Release Time: 2:30pm
Street Crimes Unit Takes More Drugs off The Street
One week before Christmas members of the Street Crimes Unit conducted a motor vehicle stop resulting in two arrests and the discovery of several different controlled dangerous substances and a weapon.
During the early afternoon of December 18th, officers of the Street Crimes Unit were conducting investigative operations within the Maple Leaf Condominium Complex. Officers observed a work truck with Florida plates in the area commit a number of motor vehicle violations. Officers conducted a stop of the truck, which was occupied by two subjects – the driver, Gillispie Sumpter (40 years old of Brick) and the front seat passenger, Matthew Tenner (31 years old of Lakewood).
Investigation on scene led to the discovery of contraband which included over 30 wax folds of heroin, a quantity of MDMA (ecstasy), cocaine, drug paraphernalia, a black bb gun pistol and two black ski masks. Officers also discovered that Sumpter, was wanted on $2000 worth of warrants out of Brick Township and East Brunswick.
Both subjects were charged with possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia.
In addition to those charges, Sumpter was charged with possession of MDMA and possession of a handgun, and Tenner was charged with the possession of cocaine.
Both Sumpter and Tenner were lodged in the Ocean County Jail.