Three Suspects Accused of Possessing Marijuana near a School in Lodi, New Jersey
Lodi NJ police apprehended three individuals for marijuana possession in separate motor vehicle stops.
Police officers made the first arrest a little while before 7:00 p.m. According to Lodi law enforcement, a police officer was on patrol when he came across a suspicious car parked along Linden Street in Lodi NJ. Although the car’s engine was running, the vehicle lights had been turned off.
When the Lodi police officer moved closer to the motor vehicle, he saw that the car was “filled with smoke.” The patrol cop then observed the driver smoking what seemed to be a marijuana cigarette.
The driver, a 21-year-old man from Lodi, was arrested at the scene and charged with a number of drug offenses, including simple possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, distribution of marijuana near a public park, and distribution of marijuana near a school. Moreover, the suspect was also charged with illegal possession of prescription drugs.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect was released from police custody with a pending court date.
Lodi police made the second and third drug arrests of the night just 30 minutes later. Two police officers with the Lodi Police Department Narcotics Unit noticed a car that was parked at the dead end of Keasler Avenue. The officers looked into the car and saw two individuals who looked to be smoking marijuana.
The driver, a 22-year-old Lodi man, was arrested and charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana. Additionally, the passenger, a 26-year-old Mahwah NJ man, was arrested and charged with multiple drug crimes, including possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) and distribution of a CDS within 500 feet of a public park.
After being arrested and processed, the suspects were released from police custody with summonses to appear in Lodi Municipal Court.
To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article, “3 Caught with Marijuana in Their Cars, Lodi Police Say.”