Lodi New Jersey police recently busted three people for marijuana possession during separate traffic stops.
The first traffic stop was initiated around 6:55 p.m. According to officials, a Lodi NJ patrol cop noticed a suspicious vehicle parked along Linden Street in Lodi, New Jersey. The car’s engine was running, but the vehicle lights were turned off.
When the Lodi police officer approached the car, he saw that the windows were up and the vehicle was “filled with smoke.” The patrol cop peered inside the vehicle and saw the driver smoking what appeared to be a marijuana cigarette.
The driver, a 21-year-old man who resides on Washington Street in Lodi, was subsequently placed under arrest. He was charged with numerous drug crimes, including simple possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, distribution of marijuana within 500 feet of a park, and distribution of marijuana near a school. Additionally, the suspect was charged with prescription drug possession.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect secured his release from police custody on his own recognizance.
The second and third arrests were made approximately 30 minutes after the first traffic stop. A couple of police officers with the Lodi Police Department Narcotics Unit observed a vehicle parked at the dead end of Keasler Avenue. The cops peered inside the vehicle and saw two people who looked like they were smoking marijuana.
The 22-year-old driver, who resides on Kennedy Drive in Lodi NJ, was arrested and charged with simple possession of marijuana. Meanwhile, the 26-year-old passenger, who is from Mahwah, New Jersey, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) and distribution of a CDS within 500 feet of a public park.
After being arrested and charged, both suspects managed to secure their releases from police custody. They both have summonses requiring them to appear in Lodi Municipal Court at a later date.
For further information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “3 Caught with Marijuana in Their Cars, Lodi Police Say.”