2015 News Release

April 24, 2015

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Troopers Find 8 Types of Illegal Drugs in Crashed Car

Holmdel, N.J. - What began as a report of a verbal dispute on the roadside in Cape May County progressed into a brief pursuit, then a crash, and lastly, the discovery of a shopping list of illegal drugs in Monmouth County. State troopers from Holmdel Station arrested Samuel Bompane, 22, of Brooklyn, N.Y., for a variety of charges on Tuesday afternoon (April 21) following a crash on the northbound Parkway at mile marker 115.

Bompane was first noticed in connection with a report of a verbal dispute on the side of the road in Cape May County. He drove his car away from that location and was spotted by troopers sometime later driving at a high rate of speed in the area of mile marker 83. Troopers attempted to stop the Nissan Altima and pursued it for a few minutes before terminating as they neared a construction zone in Brick Township. About 25 miles farther north, the car was involved in a crash with another vehicle.

The initial investigation indicates that Bompane was driving on the shoulder attempting to pass vehicles when he struck a car, causing it to overturn. The driver of that other vehicle, a 42 year old woman from Bloomfield, received a broken arm and was taken to Jersey Shore Medical Center. Trooper I Andrew Capodice arrived on scene, recognized the Altima from earlier radio descriptions, and quickly arrested Bompane.

At Holmdel Station, Bompane complained of leg pain from the crash and was taken to Bayshore Medical Center for treatment.

A search of Bompane's vehicle uncovered a plethora of different drugs including more than 10 pounds of marijuana, 80 pounds of marijuana candy, hashish oil, prescription drugs, and a variety of drug paraphernalia including scales, currency counters, plastic bags, and smoking pipes. The drugs are valued at more than $100,000. Additionally, Bompane had approximately $35,000 in currency in the Florida registered car.

Evidence indicated that Samuel Bompane was under the influence of drugs at the time of the crash. He was charged with:

  • Driving while intoxicated and other motor vehicle summonses
  • Aggravated assault with a vehicle
  • Possession with intent to distribute
    • Marijuana
    • Cocaine
    • Psilocybin (mushrooms)
    • Hashish
    • Drug paraphernalia
  • Possession of MDMA (ecstasy)

Bompane was released from the hospital and lodged in Monmouth County Jail on $725,000 full cash bail. There is also a bail source hearing condition on that bail amount.

Samuel Bompane, 22, of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Samuel Bompane, 22, of Brooklyn, N.Y.

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