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Man pulled over in New Jersey faces drug charges

When police pull over a vehicle, they may find that they have reason to file charges unrelated to why they may have originally pulled the individual over. A simple traffic infraction can then lead to much more serious charges against a driver or even passengers. Recently in New Jersey, a man was pulled over and ended up having drug charges filed against him.

Just after midnight on a weekday, police stopped a car for what they said was a moving violation. Once they stopped the driver, the police contend that there was the smell of marijuana. They also report that the man, who is 20 years old, wasn’t able to do the field sobriety tests asked of him. It was not reported what the field sobriety tests consisted of or what exactly the man may not have been able to complete.

The 20-year-old was charged with a number of crimes. He faces a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, DUI, a DUI charge while in a school zone and also possession of a controlled substance that was in a motor vehicle. The man was released and has a court date pending.

The multitude of drug charges the man faces could have varying consequences, and the compounding of charges could mean significant criminal penalties. Anyone who is charged with a drug charge in New Jersey should be aware of what penalties may be possible. They may also want to be aware of the legality of stopping a vehicle or the laws pertaining to search and seizure practices if a search of their vehicle was conducted.

Source: njherald.com, "Driver charged with drug possession", , Aug. 21, 2014

Source: njherald.com, "Driver charged with drug possession", , Aug. 21, 2014

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