Police Arrest Man Who Allegedly Had Large Amount of Marijuana in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Police in Englewood Cliffs NJ arrested a Pennsylvania man who allegedly had a large quantity of marijuana in his motor vehicle.
According to officials, a Palisades Interstate Parkway patrol cop saw that the suspect’s car had tinted windows while driving along the highway. When the police officer stopped the suspect’s vehicle, he allegedly noticed a strong smell of pot coming from the car.
The 22-year-old suspect talked to the police officer and allegedly told the cop that he had smoked marijuana before he took his car onto the roadway.
Palisades Interstate Parkway police later conducted a search of the suspect’s vehicle and allegedly came across a bag that contained four ounces of pot. The bag of marijuana was reportedly found in the rear armrest inside the car.
The suspect, who is from Allentown, PA, was arrested and charged with numerous drug crimes, including possession of more than 50 grams of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
The suspect could have faced a penalty of up to six months in a county jail if he had been found with less than 50 grams of marijuana. However, since he was found with far more than 50 grams of pot, he faces criminal charges that carry a potential penalty of 3-5 years in New Jersey State Prison. That’s because possession of more than 50 grams of marijuana with intent to distribute is classified under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5 as a third degree felony.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect was taken to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. He was being held at the jail on a $12,500 bail amount.
To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Tinted Windows in N.J. Lead to Marijuana Distribution Charge for Pa. Man.”