Hardyston man faces drug charges

Franklin. Police say Terrence O'Leary solicited prostitution and located $18,000 in marijuana money at his residence.

16 Sep 2019 | 03:10

A Hardyston man faces charges after Franklin Patrol Officers were dispatched to the McDonald's on State Highway 23, on Thursday, Sept. 12.

Terrence O'Leary, 64, was charged with distribution of marijuana, distribution of marijuana within a school zone, and prostitution charges. He was additionally charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

On Sept. 9, a manager of the McDonald's reported that a male, later identified as O’Leary, made contact with another male employee, who he had just met in the drive-through of the McDonald's and solicited prostitution, specifically giving the employee marijuana and $100, with a hand-written note.

On Thursday, Sept. 12, detectives made contact with O’Leary whose residence is listed in Hardyston but uses a Franklin mailing address, where he was arrested

Following the execution of a search warrant by Franklin detectives on Sept. 12, more than an ounce and less than five pounds of marijuana was recovered along with other controlled dangerous substances and drug paraphernalia. Also recovered from the residence was just under $18,000.

O'Leary was released per the New Jersey bail reform act, pending an appearance in Central Judicial Processing in Sussex County Superior Court.

The Franklin Borough Police encourages all to contact the Franklin Borough Police should you see suspicious activity. Every complaint and concern will be addressed by the Franklin Borough Police.