Monmouth County Sheriff’s Officers arrested a man for possession of suspected cocaine and resisting arrest on the night of June 7th. Sheriff’s Officers Stacey Nesbitt and Sean Drumm along with officers from the Long Branch Police Department arrived at an apartment on Union Avenue in Long Branch, to serve a warrant to Omar Muhammad. Muhammad, 46, was wanted for failure to appear for a pre- trial conference on original charges of eluding a law enforcement officer.

Upon entering the apartment, the officers approached Muhammad and advised him they had a warrant for his arrest. The suspect then stated he needed to change his clothes and then resisted arrest. While attempting to handcuff Muhammad, the officers fell back into a cabinet where Sheriff’s Officer Drumm sustained several cuts to his arm. Officer Drumm was treated and released from Monmouth Medical Center.

Muhammad was arrested for possession of CDS, which was found in his pants, and for resisting arrest. He is being held at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution on $20,000 bail for possession of CDS and resisting arrest, and is being held without bail on a superior court warrant for failure to appear.

“I commend the sheriff’s officers and Long Branch police for an exceptional job,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden. “An arrest like this sends a message to the community that we take drug offenses seriously.”