SPARTA, NJ – A Parsippany man was arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop on Route 15.  On January 18 around 9:50 p.m. Cpl. Marc Rubino stopped Christopher Allocca, 21, because he had a large object hanging from his rearview mirror, police say.

When Rubino spoke with Allocca the officer smelled raw marijuana.  He also saw a ziplock bag of pills in the mesh pocket of a cooler sitting on the front passenger seat, police report.

Allocca told Rubino it was Advil but when he showed the bag to the officer there was only a pink powder, not Advil.  At first Allocca said he did not know what the powder was, then admitted it was MDMA, methylenedioxymethamphetamine commonly known as ecstasy or E, according to police.

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Sparta Sgt Carbery and Police Officers Snyder and Lippencott arrived to assist.  A search of the car yielded a metal “one hitter” marijuana pipe and a piece of metal wire used to clean the pipe.  Allocca admitted he had smoked marijuana earlier his car while he was at the ski slopes, police report.

Allocca taken into custody and charged with obstructed view, controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, possession of MDMA, possession of drug paraphernalia.  He was released with a court date.