Pennsylvania Man Allegedly Found Driving with Large Quantity of Marijuana in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Englewood Cliffs police recently arrested a Pennsylvania man on marijuana distribution charges.
According to law enforcement, a Palisades Interstate Parkway police officer saw that the suspect’s vehicle had tinted windows. When the patrol cop pulled over the suspect and approached the suspect’s car, he reportedly noticed a strong odor of pot coming from the vehicle.
The suspect allegedly told the police officer that he smoked marijuana before getting behind the wheel of his car.
A subsequent search of the suspect’s car reportedly led to the discovery of a bag that contained approximately four ounces of marijuana. The illegal pot was allegedly hidden in the rear armrest of the car.
The 22-year-old suspect, who is from Allentown, Pennsylvania, was placed under arrest and charged with multiple drug offenses, including marijuana possession of more than 50 grams and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
If the suspect had been found with less than 50 grams of marijuana, he would have faced a disorderly persons offense of simple possession of marijuana. Instead, he has been charged with a felony and faces severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5, intent to distribute more than one ounce of marijuana is classified as a third degree felony and carries a penalty of 3-5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was moved to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. He was being held at the correctional facility in lieu of a $12,500 bail amount.
For further information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Tinted Windows in N.J. Lead to Marijuana Distribution Charge for Pa. Man.”