The first arrest occurred when a Chatham Township driver was pulled over as part of a police investigation. A Madison patrol officer stopped a silver BMW on Main Street due to a number of alleged equipment violations.
Two 17-year-old girls were passengers in the vehicle. The officer reportedly found the two girls in possession of marijuana. When Madison police detectives and a Morris County Sheriff’s K-9 unit arrived at the scene, they investigated further. Police eventually determined that the 19-year-old driver was also in possession of illicit drugs, including heroin, LSD, and marijuana.
The driver was placed under arrest and charged with possession of heroin, possession of LSD, simple possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The driver was taken to the Morris County Correctional Facility in Morristown, where he was held on $5,000 bail.
The second arrest occurred when a Madison police officer pulled over a 22-year-old Newark driver. The officer stopped the vehicle on Belleau Avenue. While speaking with the driver, she reportedly smelled burnt marijuana coming from inside the car.
The driver was arrested and charged with simple possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) in a motor vehicle.
After being arrested, the driver was released on his own recognizance. He has a pending court date in Madison Municipal Court.
The third arrest occurred when a Madison police officer arrested a 20-year-old New Brunswick woman for marijuana possession. The driver was stopped on Main Street due to an alleged motor vehicle infraction.
When the officer approached the vehicle, she allegedly saw evidence of drug use. According to police, the officer later recovered marijuana in the car.
The driver was placed under arrest and charged with simple possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana. She was later released from custody on her own recognizance.
To learn more about these cases, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Three Face Drug Charges Following Stops in Madison.”