Jefferson Township NJ police arrested a pair of 20-year-olds on drug charges.
A police officer observed Rebecca Piccirillo and Dylan Hannah sitting in a suspicious-looking vehicle on Cindy Lane. As the officer approached the car to investigate, Mr. Hannah allegedly emerged from the car and ran into a nearby house.
Later, the officer searched the vehicle and allegedly found marijuana. Police believe that Ms. Piccirillo and Mr. Hannah were smoking the marijuana and weighing it for later distribution.
Ms. Piccirillo and Mr. Hannah were 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 is addressed by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5. According to the statute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute can be classified as a first, second, third, or fourth degree offense, 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 face as many as five (5) years in NJ State Prison.
After being arrested, Mr. Hannah was taken to the Morris County Correctional Facility, where he was being held in lieu of $15,000 bail. Ms. Piccirillo was released with a pending court date.
For more information about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Police Bust 2 on Drug Distribution Charges in Jefferson School Zone.“