READINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A Pennsylvania man is facing charges including obstruction after an officer had to break the driver’s side window of the car after he refused to exit his vehicle during a traffic stop Thursday night.
At 11:26 p.m. Officer Patrick Brown stopped a vehicle on Route 523 near Dreahook Road for multiple traffic offenses. Officer Brown made contact with the driver, Kevin Edmond, 43, of Philadelphia Pa., and allegedly detected the odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle, police said.
Edmond allegedly refused to cooperate with Ptl. Brown’s instructions to exit the vehicle after being told numerous times to do so. The officer broke the driver’s side window, unlocked the door, and placed Edmond under arrest without further incident, police said.
Ebony Mentore, 23, of Brooklyn, NY, a passenger in the vehicle, cooperated with officers and was allegedly found to be in possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana. Edmond was also wanted out of the Mount Laurel Municipal Court on an outstanding warrant, police said.
A search of the vehicle yielded additional marijuana and drug paraphernalia, police said.
Edmond was charged with obstruction, possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, and multiple traffic offenses.
Mentore was charged with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Both were released on a summons complaint. Edmond was released on his own recognizance from the Mount Laurel Municipal Court.