Pair Arrested in Jefferson Township NJ, Accused of Distributing Marijuana Near a School Zone
By Travis Tormey posted in Drug Charges on Monday, November 25, 2013
Jefferson Township police arrested a pair of 20-year-olds on drug charges near a school zone.
A police officer observed Rebecca Piccirillo and Dylan Hannah in a suspicious-looking vehicle on Cindy Lane. As the officer approached the car to investigate, Mr. Hannah allegedly ran from the car into a nearby house.
The officer later searched the vehicle and allegedly found a quantity of marijuana. Police believe that Ms. Piccirillo and Mr. Hannah were smoking the marijuana as well as weighing it for later distribution.
Ms. Piccirillo and Mr. Hannah have both been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute near a school zone, and obstruction, in addition to other related charges.
In New Jersey, marijuana distribution offenses are governed by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5. The statute classifies possession of marijuana with intent to distribute as a first, second, third, or fourth degree crime, depending on the amount of marijuana. In this case, if Ms. Piccirillo and Mr. Hannah are convicted of third degree intent to distribute marijuana, they could each be sentenced to up to five (5) years in state prison.
After being arrested and charged, Mr. Hannah was taken to the Morris County Correctional Facility, where he was being held on $15,000 bail. Meanwhile, Ms. Piccirillo was released with a pending court date.
To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Police Bust 2 on Drug Distribution Charges in Jefferson School Zone.“