On September 19, 2011 at approximately 11:55 p.m., while on patrol, Patrolman Richard Gaylord was stopped at the traffic light behind a vehicle. While stopped behind the vehicle, the smell of a strong odor of suspected burnt marijuana was coming from the area. Patrolman Gaylord followed the vehicle for approximately 750 feet and continued to detect the suspected odor. Believing the odor was coming from the vehicle, due to the circumstances, he conducted a motor vehicle stop. An investigation revealed one (1) clear plastic bag containing suspected CDS marijuana.
The passenger, Philip Netta, age 23 of Roselle Park, was found to be in possession of one (1) blue glass pipe with suspected marijuana inside.
Mr. Netta was charged with 2C:35-10(a)(1) (possession of Schedule I, II, III, IV drug), 2C:35-10(a)(4) (possession of marijuana/hash) and 2C:36-2 (possession of drug paraphernalia). He was released pending a Union County Superior Court date of September 26, 2011.
Victor Miranda, age 23 of Roselle Park, was arrested after being found in possession of suspected marijuana and charged with 2C:35-10(a)(4) (possession of marijuana); 39:4-49.1 (CDS in a motor vehicle). He was released pending a Roselle Park Municipal Court date of September 29, 2011.