PATERSON, NJ - Two men were under arrest early Wednesday after a motor vehicle stop turned up what appeared to be phencyclidine (PCP).
According to Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik, PCSO Officer Vincent Tedesco stopped the black Chevy Malibu in the area of Carroll Street and Governor Street after observing the driver commit motor vehicle infractions at approximately 2:00 a.m.
Upon approaching the car, Officer Tedesco reported smelling the odor he recognized as the illegal drug. Tedesco also noted that the driver, identified as Lamar Hill, 27, East Orange, was exhibiting signs of being under the influence.
Both Hill and the passenger, identified as Joshua Jackson, 31, Passaic, were escorted out of the vehicle with further investigation yielding a clear bottle containing 1.5 ounces of what appeared to be PCP near the center console area. Hill, who refused to comply with a test to determine alcohol content in his system was further charged for this infraction and found to be carrying $383 in US currency which was seized as drug proceeds. Jackson was found to be in possession of $41 also seized as drug proceeds.
Both parties were handcuffed and placed under arrest and being held in Passaic County Jail.
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