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Discovery of makeshift meth lab in Bordentown hotel room leads to 2 arrests

NJ.com, February 23, 2015

Two people were arrested and charged after police discovered a makeshift methamphetamine lab in a Bordentown Township hotel room late Saturday, police said.

Benjamin P. Shulman, 32, of Neptune, and Dana L. Ackerman, 29, of Hamilton, face drug possession and distribution charges.

Police were on a regular patrol at the Econo Lodge Inn at 11 p.m. Saturday and smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from one of the rooms, police said. Officers knocked on the door and saw drug paraphernalia and evidence of methamphetamine production in the room, police said.

Shulman and Ackerman were arrested and officers seized methamphetamine as well as chemicals used to make methamphetamine, a glass pipe, a digital scale and empty vials and stamps used to package methamphetamine. A small amount of heroin and marijuana also was found, police said.

Shulman was charged with possession and distribution of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession. He was taken to Burlington County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail, police said.

Ackerman 
was charged with heroin possession, possession and distribution of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was released with a court date, police said.