NEWTON, NJ—A random motor vehicle license plate check, yielded drug charges and more for an Augusta man, police report.

Shane R. Hunsicker, 39 of Augusta was driving a 2006 Dodge Durango on East Clinton Street, Monday, May 21 around 8:16 p.m. when Ptl, John Flanagan conducted a “random motor vehicle lookup on the vehicle, which revealed that the registered owner had a suspended license,” according to police.

The officer stopped Hunsicker and confirmed that Hunsicker was the registered owner and was driving with a suspended license, police said.

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After speaking with Hunsicker, Flanagan smelled the strong odor of raw marijuana coming from inside the car.  A search of the car found Hunsicker had marijuana and a small glass smoking pipe, according to police

Flanagan took Hunsicker into custody and brought him to Newton Police Department headquarters. He was then processed and released after being charged with possession of under 50 grams of Marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Hunsicker was also issued motor vehicle summonses for operating with suspended license, failure to possess credentials, and drug possession by a motor vehicle operator.

According to police, Hunsicker has a mandatory court appearance in Newton Municipal Court on June 12, 2018.

Ptl. Jared Zappa, along with Ptl. Flanagan, were the investigating officers from the Newton Police Department.