SPARTA, NJ- Three women are facing drug and other charges after a traffic stop for speeding. On December 13 around 10:15 a.m. Officer Thomas Herd stopped a gray four door Honda for going 83 MPH in a 55 MPH on Route 15 north, police said.
Herd saw there were three women and a child in the car. When speaking with the driver, Sahkira Walker, 20, the officer smelled marijuana in the Paterson resident’s car, police said.
Walker agreed there was a smell of pot but denied there was any marijuana in the car. When the officer searched the car he found a bag of marijuana but none of the three women would claim it was theirs, police said.
Paterson residents Walker and Atavia Tala, 30 and Passaic resident Rhynajah Chavirs, 19 were taken into custody and brought to Sparta Police Department Headquarters for processing.
Walker was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, speeding and controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.
Tala and Chavirs were charged with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.
All were given a court date and released.