LOWER TOWNSHIP — A property check near a convenience store in North Cape May led to a Millville man being charged with drug and weapon offenses.
Patrolman Kyle Boyle was performing a property check at the shop on Bayshore Road on Nov. 17. Boyle was flagged down by a person who reported seeing several people acting suspicious in a blue PT Cruiser in the parking lot, police said.
An investigation by Boyle found the driver, Michael Harpel, 32, of Millville, was in possession of a yellow baggie containing suspected crack cocaine, police said. Harpel was also in possession of brass knuckles and a knife, as well as a crack pipe and digital scale found during a search of the car, police said.
Harpel was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and multiple weapons charges. Harpel was taken to the Cape May County jail. Others were released at the scene.