SPARTA, NJ – A Sussex County man is facing a number of charges after a traffic stop on Stanhope Road.  On January 18 around noon, Officer Brian Porter stopped Santyston resident Ian Schweizer, 38, police said.

Porter made the stop because the white Chevy van did not have an inspection sticker and had a broken brake light, police said.

When Porter found the car was not registered though Schweizer was the registered owner, police said.

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After a further investigation Schweizer was taken into custody and brought to the Sparta Police Department Headquarters for processing.

Schweizer was charged with driving while suspended, maintenance of lamps, unregistered vehicle, controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Schweizer was given a court date and released.

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