Late last month, Boonton Township police arrested a 19-year-old after the teenager blew pot smoke into the window of a patrol car.
When a police officer noticed a suspicious car parked on Whispering Pine Way in Boonton after midnight on June 29, the officer approached the vehicle.
As the officer drove up to the car, he saw Totowa resident Matthew More sitting in the driver’s seat and smoking marijuana. According to police, it was then that Mr. More blew the smoke out of his window and into the patrol car’s window.
Mr. More was arrested and taken to the Boonton Township Police Department. He was charged with possession of marijuana under 50 grams.
In New Jersey, the criminal charge for marijuana possession is set forth in N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10. According to the statute, possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana is a disorderly persons offense. If convicted, Mr. More could be sentenced to six (6) months in the county jail and have his driver’s license suspended for two (2) years.
After being arrested and charged, Mr. More was released pending a court date.
For more information, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Teen Blew Pot Smoke into Cop Car, Boonton Township Police Say.“