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Drug found on friend of "Jersey Shore" cast member identified as Ketamine

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(CBS) - The "white powdery substance" found on a man arrested outside the "Jersey Shore" house in July has been identified as Ketamine, Radar Online reports.

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The 32-year-old Jonathan Manfre, a childhood friend of "Jersey Shore" cast member Mike "the Situation" Sorrentino, was arrested early on July 24 for "possession of a controlled substance."

Deputy Chief Michael Mohel, who confirmed that the substance was Ketamine, told Radar that his office was still deciding if the case would be presented to a grand jury or sent to the municipal court for adjudication.

According to, Ketamine is a medically prescribed drug that is legally used as an animal tranquilizer. It often causes dream-like states and hallucinations.

Mohel was released from jail on July 24 after posting a $1,000 bail at the Ocean County Jail, according to Radar.