SPARTA, NJ – A truck driver from Dover is facing a number of charges after being stopped on West Mountain Road. On September 4 around 2:30 p.m. Cpl. Craig Grauerholz stopped Felipe Holguin, 37 in a Mack dump truck, police said.
The vehicle weight limit on West Mountain Road is four tons. Grauerholz stopped the truck, owned by CV Trucking of Newark, on Route 94, police said.
Holguin was not able to provide Grauerholz his required medical certificate. The officer found Holguin’s license had been suspended in August, police said.
While talking with the driver, Grauerholz smelled marijuana. When asked about the smell the driver said he had a little pot in his cooler. A search of the truck yielded marijuana and paraphernalia, police said.
Holguin was taken into custody for controlled dangerous substance and brought to the Sparta Police Department Headquarters for processing. He was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, no front plates, unsafe tires, failure to exhibit medical certificate and operating over 4 tons excluded.
Holguin was given a court date and released. The dump truck was picked up by a company official without further incident.