Chatham Borough NJ cops recently arrested a man who allegedly possessed marijuana while sitting in the driveway of his house.
Around 4:30 a.m., Summit NJ police got a call about a man acting suspiciously and carrying a handgun in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven on Morris Avenue in Summit, NJ. Summit police broadcast the report, prompting two Chatham Borough patrol cops to go to the suspect’s residence because they recognized him from the description.
When the Chatham police officers got to the suspect’s home on Willow Street in Chatham NJ, they allegedly saw him standing next to a car in his driveway.
The suspect allegedly told the police officers that he had come from the 7-Eleven in Summit, New Jersey. Police then searched the suspect’s motor vehicle and reportedly found a toy gun in the front seat and a large Ziploc bag filled with marijuana lying next to the car. The suspect was subsequently arrested.
The suspect, a 19-year-old Chatham Borough man, has been charged with multiple crimes, including possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of more than 50 grams of marijuana, and possession of prescription drugs without a valid prescription.
Last year, the suspect was placed under arrest by Madison NJ cops and charged with similar drug offenses that included simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
For further information about this case, read the DailyRecord.com article, “Chatham Teen Brings Toy Gun to 7-Eleven.”