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Man charged with DWI found with psilocybin mushrooms, open alcohol in car

BYRAM TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – A New York man faces charges after police reportedly found him with , psilocybin mushrooms, open alcohol containers, and unsealed marijuana during a traffic stop Byram Township.

On Dec. 5, an officer observed a vehicle fail to maintain its lane and fail to keep right on Route 206. The officer stopped the vehicle and while speaking to the driver, who was identified as Darwin A. Fiss, 27, of Staten Island, the officer felt he may be intoxicated, police said.

Fiss was asked to perform several field sobriety tests, which he alleged failed. He was arrested and a subsequent search of his vehicle produced a quantity of psilocybin mushrooms, open alcoholic beverage containers, a partially consumed open alcoholic beverage container and a quantity of unsealed marijuana, police said.

He was then transported to the police station where he consented to and failed two breath tests, police said.

Fiss was charged with possession of psilocybin mushrooms, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while intoxicated, open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, consumption of an alcoholic beverage in a motor Vehicle, unsealed cannabis container in a motor vehicle, reckless driving, careless driving, failure to keep right and failure to maintain lane.

He was released to a friend pending a court appearance, police said.

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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