SPARTA, NJ – In what has become a familiar story, a Dover man is facing drug charges after getting stopped on Route 15 for not having functioning license plate lights.  Sparta Police Officer Steve Guido pulled over a 2004 Jeep on the northbound side of Route 15 around 2:20 a.m. on April 6, according to police.

When Guido spoke with Mostafa Douban, 23, smelled burnt marijuana.  He searched Douban’s car and found a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, police report.

Douban was taken into custody and transported to the Sparta Police Department headquarters for processing.

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Douban was charged with possession of under 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.  He was also ticketed for maintenance of lamps, possession of controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, failure to notify motor vehicle commission of address change. 

He was released pending a court date.