SPARTA, NJ – Two Bronx men face drug charges following a traffic stop on Route 15. On October 13 around 9 a.m. Officer Steven Guido stopped Argenis Checo, 23 in a white Honda Accord that had tinted windows and no front license plate, police said.
Checo did not give Guido his identification. Guido found that Checo had two outstanding warrants. When Guido had Checo step out of the car the officer smelled marijuana, police said.
Checo said he and his 20-year-old brother Aneudys Checo both smoke pot but that they had not smoked that day, police said.
A search of the car yielded a plastic bottle of marijuana and two packs of rolling papers. Both brothers admitted the contraband belonged to them. They were taken into custody and brought to Sparta Police Department Headquarters for processing, police said.
Argenis Checo was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, obstructed windshield, unclear plates, uninspected vehicle, driving while suspended and controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, police said. He was given new court dates for his warrants.
Aneudys Checo was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to wear a seatbelt. Both were given court dates and released.