HOBOKEN, NJ - Police arrested a 47 year-old man as he was preparing to smoke crack cocaine in a Hoboken park on Monday night.

Just before 7:30 p.m. on August 10, Detective John Quinones, Detective Fabian Quinones, and Detective Paul Quinn observed a man sitting at a picnic table near the children’s playground at 300 Marshall Drive and saw he was in possession of a glass pipe with burnt marks on each end, with two white rocks believed to be crack cocaine exposed on the table. They stopped to question Sean King, 47, Elizabeth, under the pretext that he was preparing to ingest a controlled dangerous substance.

Additional crack cocaine was discovered on the scene, and King was placed under arrest without incident and transported to police headquarters, where he was charged with Possession of a Control Dangerous Substance (Crack Cocaine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Defiant Trespassing. All three charges were placed on a warrant. A warrant check for King revealed two failures to appear warrants out of Elizabeth, NJ. King was transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.

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