State Police stopped an Oldsmobile Alero on Route 80 in Denville and found more than half a pound of synthetic marijuana on board. Police also found an 11-month-old baby in the vehicle.
A state trooper stopped the vehicle, driven by Frank Grego, for a moving violation near mile marker 38.5 on Route 80. When the trooper approached the car, he discovered that Mr. Greco was driving with a suspended license. The trooper also learned that Mr. Greco had an active warrant from Bordentown.
Most alarmingly, the trooper found an 11-month-old baby and more than half a pound of synthetic pot inside the vehicle.
Mr. Greco and his passenger, Alisha Nicholoff, were both charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), possession of drug paraphernalia, and endangering the welfare of a child. Additionally, Mr. Greco was charged with possession of a CDS with intent to distribute.
Synthetic marijuana typically refers to designer drugs that are commonly labeled as “bath salts.” Possession of synthetic marijuana with intent to distribute is governed by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5.3a. If convicted of possessing more than one (1) ounce, Mr. Greco could be facing a term of incarceration of three (3) to five (5) years in state prison.
Mr. Greco’s bail was set at $100,000.00 with no 10-percent option, while Ms. Nicholoff was released from custody.
For more information, see the NJ.com article entitled “Cops: Pair Had Lots of Synthetic Pot, 11-Month-Old in Car on Route 80.“