NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Somerset County man was arrested on drug charges Saturday morning after he was stopped in Newton for allegedly speeding.
On Sept. 10, at 12:29 a.m., an officer observed a vehicle traveling 42 mph in a 25 mph zone southbound on Main Street, police said.
While speaking to the driver, who was identified as Nicholas Guzman, 19, of Somerset, the officer allegedly detected a strong odor of raw marijuana emanating from the vehicle, police said.
A subsequent investigation revealed two clear zip lock bags containing less than 50 grams of suspected marijuana, a zip lock cigar wrapper containing less than 50 grams of suspected marijuana, 31 “tabs” of suspected LSD and a digital scale were located within the vehicle, police said.
Guzman was charged with third-degree possession of LSD, disorderly persons offense of possession of marijuana, and disorderly person offense of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also issued motor vehicle summonses for speeding and possession of CDS in a motor vehicle.
Guzman was released pending a court appearance.