Investigation Leads To Drug Charges For Pair

Released By Sgt. Robert Masten On 02.26.2020    Incident #51.20.2465 @1101 Hours

On 02.25.2020 Milford Police arrested a pair of men after investigation into suspected drug activity.  On 02.25.2020 at approximately 11:01 am officers from the Milford Police Department’s Patrol Division contacted two men on Kingston Terrace in Hearthstone Manor.  During this contact the officers noticed a smell of burnt marijuana and observed suspected marijuana in plain view.  Further investigation led to approximately 184 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia being seized.  Anthony R. Merlo-Tijerino, 23 of Lincoln, and Joshua A. Reibsome, 22 of Greenwood, were both taken into custody.  Mr. Merlo-Tijerino has been charged with Possession with the Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Marijuana Personal Use Quantity In Public Area, and Conspiracy 2nd Degree.  Mr. Merlo-Tijerino was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #2, where bail was set at $27,300.00 unsecured.  Mr. Merlo-Tijerino is scheduled to appear at the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas on 03.05.2020 for a Preliminary Hearing.   Mr, Reibsome has been charged with Conspiracy 2nd Degree, Marijuana Personal Use Quantity In Public Area, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Mr. Reibsome was presented at the Justice of the Peace Court #2, where bail was set at $2101.00 unsecured.  Mr. Reibsome is also scheduled to appear at the Sussex County Court of Common Pleas on 03.05.2020 for a Preliminary Hearing.

Merlo-Tijerino                                                         Reibsome

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