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DUI, LSD, Marijuana in Recent Arrests


RARITAN TWP., NJ – Police recently released details of a series of unrelated arrests.

  • The driver of a car stopped by Patrol Officer Adam Swiatek for failure to maintain lane control and making an improper right turn was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol around 11:02 p.m. Aug. 4.

Michael C. Johnson, 55, of Branchburg, was charged with those offenses as well as reckless driving and having an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle.

The vehicle was towed and Johnson was released to a family member.

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  • Police arrested Katlyn T. Lederer, 22, of Macungie, Pa. and Edgar A. Cardenas, 23 of Philadelphia and charged each with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after a motor vehicle stop on Route 202-31 around 11:49 p.m. Saturday.

Police said Patrol Officer Adam Swiatek initially stopped Lederer for having a brake light out. She was also issued motor vehicle summonses for maintenance of lamps and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

Lederer and Cardenas were both released.

  • A pair of Florida men arrested by Patrol Officer Adam Swiatek ended up in Somerset County Jail Sunday and now face narcotics charges.

William J. Davis, 44, of Gainesville was stopped while driving on Route 202-31 around 3:25 a.m. for having an obstructed view, according to police. He and passenger Raymond Claudio, 58 of Interlachen, were each charged with possession of crystal methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) with intent to distribute, possession of psilocybin mushrooms with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of hypodermic syringes.

Davis was additionally charged with possession of a prohibited weapon and was issued motor vehicle summonses for having an obstructed view and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.



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