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2 face drug charges following traffic stop in Hackettstown

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – A traffic stop Friday night led to the arrest of two people on drug charges in Hackettstown.

Michael Graham, 31, of Manchester, CT was charged with third-degree possession of ketamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to maintain lane.

Michael Demarco, 28, of Warr Acres, OK was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, obstructing the administration of law, and being under the influence of ketamine.

On Nov. 15 at around 11:38 p.m., a town officer officer initiated a traffic stop with a vehicle on East Ave for a moving violation.

Through a police investigation it was determined that the driver, who was identified as Graham, allegedly had in his possession 5 baggies containing suspected ketamine, and 4 pipes containing suspected marijuana residue, police said.

The passenger, who was identified as Demarco, allegedly had in his possession a bag containing suspected ketamine residue, police said.

Graham and Demarco were both released pending a court appearance.

Assisting at the scene was K-9 Jada.     

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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