HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- A simple traffic stop by the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department led to the seizure of drugs, drug paraphernalia, and cash on Monday night in the borough.
According to Chief Michael J. Colaneri, Detective Bradley Dussault noticed a 2013 BMW commit numerous motor vehicle violations in the area of Franklin Avenue and Terrace Avenue. He conducted a motor vehicle stop, and upon approaching the vehicle, he observed a large bag containing numerous boxes of cannabis/THC oil cartridges sitting on the back seat of the vehicle next to a safe. Det. Dussault also immediately noted the scent of raw marijuana coming from inside of the vehicle. After speaking to the driver and passenger, Det. Dussault conducted a consented search of the vehicle.
The search resulted in the seizure of over $7,000 worth of Cannabis Oil/THC Oil Cartridges, approximately 300g of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and approximately $2,000 in U.S. currency.
The car was impounded, and both the driver and passenger were arrested. The driver was charged with distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, possession of CDS, and possession of drug paraphernalia. The passenger was charged with distribution of CDS.
Hasbrouck Heights officers Joseph Olivo and Sean Woodbridge assisted with the stop and arrest.
Both the driver and passenger were released with complaints pending their court date.
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