While the Night in Venice parties were just getting started on Saturday, another party came to an abrupt close for two Bridgeton men driving on Wesley Avenue.
Vaughn B. King, 24, and Brock A. Price, 25, were stopped by Patrolman Richard Wilent on the 1200 block of Wesley Avenue at 7:30 p.m. July 28, and the officer smelled what he suspected was marijuana and saw a lit cigarette, according to Capt. Steven Ang of the Ocean City Police Department.
The officer's suspicions led him to search the vehicle, and he discovered bags of suspected marijuana, pill capsules with a white powdery substance, a grinder and a scale, Ang said.
The men were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and a controlled dangerous substance, possession with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The men were transported to Cape May County Correctional Center.