SPARTA, NJ – Two people from Dingman’s Ferry are facing charges for drugs and other issues after a traffic stop on Route 15. On March 16 around 12:45 a.m. Cpl. Marc Rubino stopped Cory Parker, 34, for failing to keep right, police report.
The officer smelled raw marijuana when speaking with Parker in the red four door Ford. The passenger, 35-0year-old Lindsey Hutchinson said there was a marijuana pipe in the car, that had marijuana in it. Sparta Sgt. Carbery, Police Officer Snyder and Police Officer Snyder arrived to assist as the car was searched, police say.
The officers found drug paraphernalia, marijuana and prescription legend drugs. They also found Parker to have an active warrant and his license to be suspended, according to police.
Hutchinson and Parker were taken into custody and brought to Sparta Police Department headquarters. Hutchinson was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of controlled dangerous substance and possession of prescription legend drug.
Parker was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of controlled dangerous substance, possession of prescription legend drug, failure to keep right on highway, controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, driving while suspended and failure to exhibit a valid registration.
Both were giving court dates and brought to Keogh Dwyer Correctional Facility to await trial because of their criminal histories, police say.