On Saturday, May 26, 2012, Patrolman Nicholas Vaughan stopped a 2004 BMW for traffic violations at approximately 10:04 a.m. on the 100 block of East Westfield Avenue. During the roadside investigation, the driver was found to be in possession of synthetic marijuana, labelled as “G13 potpourri”.
Patrolman Vaughan located the illegal substance in a cookie box on the floor of the car. The driver, Hugo Munoz, a 24-year-old resident of Elizabeth, was charged with possession of a synthetic cannabinoid and several traffic violations. He was later released pending an appearance in Union County Superior Court.