FAIRFIELD, NJ — Two men from out of state were recently arrested in Fairfield for possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana after being pulled over for making an illegal right turn on red at the intersection of Little Fall Road and Passaic Avenue.

According to police, Sgt. John McGrory conducted the stop and identified the driver as a 21-year-old man from Warren, OH. His passenger was a 25-year-old man from Mercer, PA.

During the roadside investigation, police said the officer smelled a pungent odor of raw marijuana coming from inside of the vehicle. Further investigation led to the recovery of a quantity of suspected marijuana.

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Both individuals were placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. In addition to the criminal charge, the driver was also charged with motor vehicle offenses to include failing to observe a traffic control device and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

Both were released on their own recognizance pending court action in Fairfield.