Caffeine is one of the most commonly used stimulants across the United States. This includes coffee, sodas, energy drinks, and even chocolate.

Pure caffeine powder has been identified in several fatal overdoses. It poses a significant risk to those who use it due to its high potency and its difficulty to measure accurately.   The amount of caffeine in one cup of coffee – 100 milligrams – is barely enough to cover your fingernail, and the amount of powder that would fit inside a large-size gel-cap will kill. The caffeine absorbs right through your skin when you handle it. So you don’t know how much you’re getting right there.

Gloucester Township has not experienced any known deaths caused by caffeine powder.


  • Jitters, restlessness, and nervousness
  • Increased heart rate
  •  Increased blood pressure
  • Nausea
  • Anxiety
  • Heart palpitations
  • Insomnia
  • Sweating
  •  Dizziness
  • Dehydration
  • Vomiting
  • Seizure
  • Cardiac arrest

Advice from the FDA:

  • Avoid using powdered caffeine
  • It is nearly impossible to accurately measure powdered pure caffeine with common kitchen measuring tools and you can easily consume a lethal amount
  • If you believe you are having an adverse event related to caffeine, stop using it and seek immediate medical care or advice

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This GTPD Crime Stoppers Video can be viewed here: 

Gloucester Township Police Crime Stoppers: Theft of a Samsung Tablet- Chipotle Mexican Grill Restaurant, Cross Keys Road 8-13-2014:

The victim accidentally left their Samsumg Tablet on a half wall ledge near the front counter. The suspect locates the tablet, places it into his bag containing takeout food, and quickly exits the restaurant.

If you have any information or can identify the suspects in the video or photos, please call our GTPD Anonymous Crime Tip Line: 856-842-5560. To send an Anonymous Tip via Text Message to Gloucester Township Police, text the keyword TIP GLOTWPPD and your tip message to 888777 . You may also click here to access our Anonymous Web Tip page:

Our Anonymous Tip systems are NOT monitored 24/7. All incidents in Gloucester Township requiring IMMEDIATE police assistance must be called into GTPD at 856-228-4500. If you have an EMERGENCY or are witnessing a CRIME IN PROGRESS, CALL 911.


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Gloucester Township Police Media Release: Alert Citizens Tip Leads To Arrest Of A Subject With An Imitation Firearm on 8-13-2014

On Wednesday August 13, 2014 at 9:05 PM, an alert citizen contacted the Gloucester Township Police Department, reporting that he observed a subject handling a handgun in the area of the Campus Plaza located at the intersection of Peter Cheesman Road and Erial Road. Officers arrived on location and met with the caller who had continued to observe the subject while officers responded and directed them to an area behind the plaza.

Once there, the officers observed Reynaldo Hernandez holding an item in his hands. He was immediately ordered to drop the object and show his hands which he did. After being ordered to the ground, Mr. Hernandez was secured by the officers. The object that Mr. Hernandez dropped was found to be an ammunition clip for and airsoft handgun that was filled with metal BB’s and soft pellets. The airsoft handgun was located near Mr. Hernandez and found to have the red tip of the gun colored black to match the rest of the handgun. Mr. Hernandez stated that he was behind the store looking for items to shoot.

Mr. Hernandez was eventually transported to police headquarters where he was processed and charged with Possession of a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. He was remanded to the Camden County Correctional Facility on default of bail.

Citizen are asked to report any crime in progress or suspicious activity immediately to the Gloucester Township Police Department by calling Police Dispatch at (856) 228-4500 or 9-1-1. For crime tips, residents can contact the GTPD Anonymous Crime Tip Line at 856-842-5560. To send an Anonymous Tip via Text Message to Gloucester Township Police, text the keyword TIP GLOTWPPD and your tip message to 888777 . You may also click here to access our Anonymous Web Tip page: . Our Anonymous Crime Tip systems are NOT monitored 24/7.

Arrest: Reynaldo Hernandez Age: 42
P-31 1501 Little Gloucester Road Blackwood, NJ 08012


Gloucester Township Police Media Release: Motorcycle Operator Succumbs To His Injuries Following A Motor Vehicle Crash On Erial Road On Thursday 8-14-2014

On Thursday August 14, 2014 at 12:55 PM, Gloucester Township Police officers responded to a motor vehicle crash and the intersection of Erial Road and Douglas Avenue arrived and found the operator of the motorcycle lying unconscious in the roadway. Officers and EMT personnel from the Gloucester Township EMS quickly attended to the operator and transported him to JFK Stratford for treatment. GTPD Traffic Safety Unit officers were advised later in the day that the operator of the motorcycle succumb to his injuries. His name is being held pending notification to the next of kin.

The operator of the second vehicle remained on location and was uninjured.  Erial Road was closed for 1 and one half hours while officers of the Gloucester Township Police Departments Serious Crash Investigation Team investigated the scene. At this time, there are no charges as the crash is still under investigation.


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