A Boonton Township police officer arrested a 20-year-old man after finding pot and prescription drugs in the man’s car.
The officer pulled over Brian Anderson for having unclear license plates and failing to maintain his lane. When the officer approached the car, he noticed small glassine bags scattered throughout the vehicle. Glassine bags are commonly used to conceal drugs.
When the officer searched the vehicle, he found marijuana, a pot pipe, more glassine bags with drug residue in them, and a bag of Xanax for which Mr. Anderson did not provide a prescription.
The officer arrested Mr. Anderson and took him to Boonton Township Police Department.
Mr. Anderson was charged with marijuana possession, possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) in a motor vehicle, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
In New Jersey, possession of CDS in a motor vehicle is governed by N.J.S.A. 39:4-49.1. The statute prohibits a person from operating a motor vehicle while knowingly having in his or her possession any controlled dangerous substance, including marijuana and Xanax. If convicted on this charge, Mr. Anderson could have his driver’s license suspended for a period of two (2) years, in addition to other penalties stemming from the simple possession charges.
For more information, see the NJ.com article entitled “Man Had Pot, Xanax in Car, Boonton Township Cops Say.“