NEWTON, NJ— A Newton man was taken into custody on multiple drug charges after a traffic stop.  Newton Police Officer Ptl. Mahir Kaylani stopped a 1999 Black Honda Accord on Trinity Street for a broken brake light after at 8:10 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19.

After investigation, the driver of the vehicle, William Hotz, of Owassa Road, Newton, was arrested for having a “vapor pen” containing hashish oil within his vehicle, according to Police.

As a result, he was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.                             

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In addition, Hotz, 26, was issued a summons for failure to maintain lamps. He was processed and released on his own recognizance pending an appearance in Newton Municipal Court, according to police. 

Investigating Officers were Ptl. Mahir Kaylani, Ptl. Jose Morales, and Ptl. Thomas Tosti.