The Brick Special Crimes Unit Detectives made several arrests this past weekend for prostitution, firearms, drugs and other related offenses between Thursday night and Saturday morning.

Detectives made their first three arrests around 10:00 on Thursday when they stopped a vehicle in the area of Sawmill Road and placed a man in handcuffs for possession of marijuana.

Police said that he resisted officers during the arrest and so after being taken into custody was charged with seven counts of delinquency on juvenile complaints and released to a guardian.

During that same incident Brick Police said the juvenile’s mother left her residence and interfered with the arrest.

She was charged with obstruction on a Special Complaint Form Summons and released at the scene.

Destiny Bowen, 19, Brick was in the vehicle with the juvenile at the time of the stop and police found her in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Bowen was arrested and released on a summons.

On Saturday night, Detectives observed suspicious activity involving a vehicle making several trips in and out of the Maple Leaf Condominium complex.

Detectives stopped the vehicle a little after midnight on the Garden State Parkway near exit 91 which led to the arrest of the driver, Eugene Ayala Jr., 25, Toms River and passenger, Timothy Moore-Jackson, 23, Brick.

Ayala was charged with possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, loitering to obtain a controlled dangerous substance and several motor vehicle violations.

He was processed and released on summonses.

Moore-Jackson was found in possession of a handgun and was charged on a warrant with possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes and unlawful possession of a handgun.

He was subsequently lodged in Ocean County Jail.

The last in the series of arrests came around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, Detectives observed suspicious vehicle in the area of Sawmill Road.

Their investigation led to the apprehension of an adult male who was charged with engaging in prostitution.

His identity remains undisclosed.

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