A Wanaque NJ man was busted for allegedly possessing marijuana and a pellet gun while driving through Pequannock, New Jersey.
According to law enforcement, a Pequannock police officer spotted the 19-year-old suspect driving on Route 23 and failing to wear a seatbelt. So the patrol cop pulled over the suspect’s vehicle. The traffic stop occurred at 12:45 p.m.
When the police officer approached the car and spoke with the suspect, he reportedly smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. The officer subsequently searched the car and allegedly discovered two small bags of marijuana.
Additionally, the suspect allegedly told the officer that an unloaded Airsoft Pellet gun was in the car at the time. Police reportedly found the imitation firearm during the search of the vehicle.
The suspect was placed under arrest without incident. He has been charged with multiple crimes, including simple possession of marijuana, possession of a CDS in a motor vehicle, and possession of an imitation firearm.
The suspect was also cited for several traffic violations, including failure to wear a seatbelt and failure to exhibit a driver’s license.
If the suspect is convicted on the pot possession charges, he faces serious penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(a)(4), possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana is a disorderly persons offense and carries a potential penalty of up to six months in the Morris County Jail.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was released from police custody on his own recognizance. He has a pending court date in Pequannock Municipal Court.
For further information about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Man Charged with Possession of Pot and Pellet Gun.”