HOPATCONG, NJ – It might look like oregano, but the stuff found by police inside a Roxbury pizza deliveryman’s vehicle was marijuana, police said on Wednesday.
While operating a car that had a Dominos sign on its roof, 21-year-old Thomas Powell of Ledgewood, was pulled over by Hopatcong Police Patrolman Richard Bosland on May 16, police said. They said Powell made an illegal right turn on red on River Styx Road.
The inside of a car delivering hot pizza is likely to smell pretty good, at least to those who like pizza. However, Bosland smelled something else when Powell rolled down his window, police said.
“When stopped, the driver told him he just delivered a pizza to a resident,:” said a statement issued by Hopatcong Police Cpt. Thomas Kmetz. “Officer Bosland could smell the odor of raw marijuana.”
Kmetz said a brief investigation determined that Powell “had marijuana in a pill bottle, a grinder and a glass stem pipe with raw marijuana packed in it.” He said Powell was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of paraphernalia, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle and failure to observe a traffic control device.