BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield police arrested Christian Santiago and charged him with possession of CDS following a traffic stop for driving without headlights. The stop took place at 8:50 p.m.

At the traffic stop, Bloomfield police officers Matthew Rubbinaccio and Joseph Finkler noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A subsequent search produced a bag containing marijuana, a grinder, and a pipe. Santiago was a passenger in the car and claimed ownership of the items.

Santiago was additionally charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and released with a pending court date. The driver of the vehicle was released at the scene.

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