SPARTA, NJ – A Pennsylvania man, stopped for speeding on Route 15, is facing drug charges.  Sparta Police Officer Erick Finley clocked Phillip Wilson going 73 mph in a 55 mph zone on August 26 at 2:30 p.m. police report.

When Finley spoke with the 36-year-old East Stroudsburg man the officer smelled marijuana inside the vehicle. Wilson said he had smoked pot in the vehicle in the past but not recently.  Sparta Cpl. Schomp and Cpl. Fraser arrived to provide assistance, police report.

A search of the vehicle yielded two green pills in a zip lock bag in Wilson’s pants pocket that Wilson said were Oxycodone.  Schomp also found a baggie of marijuana under the front passenger seat.  Wilson did not have the registration for the vehicle either, police report.

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Wilson was taken into custody and brought to Sparta Police Department headquarters for processing.  He was charged with possession of a Schedule I narcotic, possession of under 50 grams of marijuana, possession of controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, speeding and fictitious license plates.

Wilson was released pending a court date.