BYRAM TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – Two Sussex County men were charged after drug paraphernalia and a knife were found during a traffic stop in Byram Township Tuesday, according to police
On August 30, an officer observed a vehicle exit the QuickChek parking lot and fail to stop at the stop sign before turning onto Brookwood Road.
The officer followed the vehicle and observed that it was failing to keep to the right while driving. The officer stopped the vehicle and while speaking to the driver, who was identified as Carver D. Parrish of Byram Township, he appeared to be under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance, police said.
A further investigation determined that Parrish was in possession of a smoking device used to ingest crack cocaine, police said.
A search of the vehicle then produced a fixed-blade knife belonging to Parrish and drug paraphernalia belonging to the passenger, who was identified as Darren J. Glass of Byram Township, who also appeared to be under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance, police said.
Parrish and Glass were arrested and transported to the police station, police said.
Carver was charged with possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, possession of drug paraphernalia, being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance, driving while intoxicated, careless driving, reckless driving, failure to keep right, and disregard of a stop sign. He was then lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility.
Glass was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, and being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance. He was released pending a court appearance.