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Lodi Police: Father Of 2 Young Children Sold Pot From Home

Qasem M. Asfour
Qasem M. Asfour Photo Credit: MUGSHOT: Courtesy LODI PD

LODI, N.J. -- Lodi police early Wednesday arrested a borough father of two young children who they said was selling pot from his home.

Qasem M. Asfour, 41, was taken into custody around 8:30 a.m. during a search of his Hamilton Avenue home following a two-week investigation, Police Chief Vincent Quatrone said.

They seized a 2006 BMW X3, $650 in cash and drug paraphernalia, he said.

Asfour was released on $25,000 bail on various charges involving having and selling drugs within 500 feet of a borough park and 1,000 feet of a school zone.

He also was charged with child endangerment, among other offenses.

Participating in the case were Detective Sgt. Justin Bertone and Detective Eric Castillo of the Narcotics Unit, Detective Sgt. Anthony Mobilio and Detectives Nsongi Jones and Ricardo Rodrigues, and Traffic Officer Andelson Mindest.

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