OCEAN TOWNSHIP: The following is a press release from the Ocean Township Police Department:
On August 8th, 2017 information was received that a 13-year-old female who was staying in Ocean Township unknowingly ingested marijuana. An investigation launched by Detective Sergeant Patrick Martin and Jesse Orbach led to the arrest of Eric Morales, 32, of Eatontown.
The investigation revealed that on August 6th, 2017 Eric Morales was with the victim who is a 13-year-old family member. During this time, Morales provided her with edible marijuana without her knowledge. The 13-year-old victim suffered an altered state of mind and Morales failed to provide her with any type of medical assistance.
Morales was charged with Child Endangerment, Distribution and Possession of Marijuana. He was processed and transported to the county jail pending his initial court appearance.