LOPATCONG TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) — A traffic stop in Lopatcong Township leads to drug and weapon charges against a Pennsylvania woman.
On June 15, at around 1:41 a.m., an officer stopped a vehicle on Route 57 near Strykers Road after the officer observed the vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed, police said.
Upon stopping the vehicle, the driver was identified as Danielle L. Saunders, 27, of Easton, and while speaking with her, the officer detected the odor of raw marijuana emanating from the vehicle, police said.
The officer observed a suspected marijuana cigarette on the floor of the vehicle in plain view and a search of the vehicle revealed an 18-inch machete. She was also found to have a small plastic bag containing raw marijuana on her person, police said.
Saunders was charged with possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana. She was released pending a court appearance, police said.