SPARTA, NJ – A man from Ogdensburg is facing pot charges after a traffic stop on April 4 around 11 p.m. Police Office Thomas Herd pulled over a green Honda driven by John Malone, 23 for failing to move to the right lane, police report.
Herd smelled marijuana when speaking with Malone. Malone admitted there was a “small marijuana roach” left in his car by a friend. Further, that friend has a medical marijuana card, according to police.
Sgt. Pensado and Cpl. Mastandrea arrived to help search the car. They found a ziplock bag of marijuana and two marijuana pipes. Malone took ownership of the items. He was taken into custody and brought to Sparta Police Department headquarters, police report.
Malone was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle and failure to keep right on a highway. He was released with a court date.