SPARTA, NJ – Two men are facing drug charges after being stopped for speeding on Route 15. On May 16 around 9:30 a.m. Officer Jonathan Poon stopped Daniel Guzman, 25 in a white Buick for going 77 MPH in a 55 MPH zone, police said.
When Poon spoke with the West New York driver, he smelled marijuana. Guzman admitted there was pot in the car, police said.
Poon searched the car and found marijuana in Guzman’s backpack and a backpack of the passenger Steven Herrera, 25 of West New York. Both men were taken into custody and brought to Sparta Police Department Headquarters, police said.
Guzman was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding and controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle. Herrera was charged with possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
They were released with a court date.