Lacey police have charged two Forked River teens after an investigation of drug use and shoplifting near the township's Kohl's store.
Store staff called police Jan. 13 to report three suspicious males on the side of the building that may have been smoking marijuana and may have shoplifted items from the store, according to police.
An investigation led to the arrest of 18-year-old Cody Collins of Eleanor Road in Forked River for
possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police say a 16-year-old male, whose name was not released, was charged with shoplifting, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia after an investigation revealed the possession of an unusual quantity of Coricidin, an
over-the-counter cold medicine containing the substance Dextromethorphine, which is known to
be abused by teens and young adults.
Coricidin is also known in the drug community by its street name, Triple C's.
Collins was released on a summons, police said.
Officer John Simonson, meanwhile, is continuing an active investigation from
December into prior cases of shoplifting of Coricidin from the Lacey
ShopRite, Chief David A. Paprota said.