Chatham Borough police officers recently arrested a local man accused of possessing marijuana while sitting in his driveway.
Sometime around 4:30 a.m., Summit police received a report of a man said to be acting suspiciously and brandishing a handgun while parked in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven located on Morris Avenue in Summit, New Jersey. Summit police broadcast the report of the suspicious-looking individual.
A couple of Chatham Borough patrol officers believed that they recognized the suspect from his description, so they went to the suspect’s residence on Willow Street in Chatham, NJ. When the police officers pulled up to the suspect’s home, they reportedly saw him standing next to his vehicle in the driveway.
The suspect reportedly told the Chatham cops that he had just come from the 7-Eleven in Summit, NJ. Police subsequently searched the suspect’s car and allegedly discovered a toy gun in the front seat, as well as a Ziploc bag filled with marijuana lying on the ground next to the vehicle. Police then placed the suspect under arrest.
The suspect is a 19-year-old resident of Chatham Borough. He faces numerous criminal charges, including possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of more than 50 grams of marijuana, and possession of a prescription legend drug without a valid prescription.
Last year, the suspect was arrested in Madison NJ and charged with similar drug crimes that included simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. According to police records, Madison cops saw the suspect parked behind a business located on Main Street and found him carrying a small amount of pot.
To learn more about this case, view the DailyRecord.com article, “Chatham Teen Brings Toy Gun to 7-Eleven.”