SPARTA, NJ – A pair of Newark residents face charges after a speeding stop on Route 15. On February 2 around 11:15 p.m. Officer Porter saw Carter Booth, 21 in a grey Toyota Camery, going 74 MPH in a 55 MPH zone, police said.
When Porter spoke with the driver, the officer smelled marijuana in the car. Booth told Porter a friend who smokes pot had borrowed the car recently, police said.
The car was searched and Porter found marijuana. Booth admitted it was his, police said.
Porter found the 35-year-old passenger Dominique Jean-Pierre had a warrant out of Newark. Both people were taken into custody and brought to Sparta Police Department headquarters, police said.
Booth was charged with possession of marijuana, controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, failure to keep right and throwing debris from a motor vehicle. He was given a court date and released.
Newark Court was contacted and they issued a new court date. She was given the new date and released.