Howell man facing drug charges

HOWELL — Police have charged Michael Eisenberg, 27, of Howell, with possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute.

Police said they received information that Eisenberg had been distributing a substance believed to be heroin in the Windmill Club housing development in Howell.

Patrolman David Gilliland conducted a motor vehicle stop of Eisenberg at 4:34 p.m. Jan. 23. Police did not indicate where the motor vehicle stop was made, but said the vehicle was registered to Eisenberg.

Patrolman Nicholas Bondarew and his K-9 partner Jago responded. Jago alerted the officers to the presence of narcotics, according to police. The vehicle was impounded, and Eisenberg was released.

Police said a search warrant for the vehicle was obtained and executed on Jan. 29, at which time officers found multiple bags containing a substance believed to be heroin.

The substance will be weighed at the New Jersey State Police laboratory, according to Detective Sgt. Eileen Dodd, who said Eisenberg was charged with an indictable office and released, pending a court appearance.