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Sparta Police: Lights Out Ends in Drug Arrest

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Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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SPARTA, NJ – A man from Orange is facing drug charges after a traffic stop for a broken headlight and taillight.   Sparta Police Officer Steven Guido stopped Timothy Thompson, 32, on October 18 at 6:45 a.m., according to police.

When speaking with Thompson, the officer smelled raw marijuana.  Sparta Cpl. Rubino and Cpl. Schmp assisted Guido as he searched the car, police report.

Thompson admitted he had just rolled a blunt or marijuana cigarette.  Police found a partially smoked blunt, two packs of cigars a plastic bag containing six small zip lock bags containing marijuana, police say.

Thompson was taken into custody and brought to Sparta Police Department headquarters.  He was charged with maintenance of lamps, controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, possession of under 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Thompson was released with a court date.            

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