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Man faces marijuana charges following traffic stop in Morris County

DENVILLE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – An Essex County man is facing marijuana charges following a traffic stop in Denville Township Thursday night, according to police.

On September 8, at around 8:18 p.m., an officer stopped a vehicle on the Interstate 80 eastbound on ramp after police observed the vehicle with multiple motor vehicle violations, police said.

During the course of the traffic stop, it was discovered that the driver, who was identified as Agustin Franco, 21, of Caldwell, was allegedly in possession of more than 6 ounces of marijuana and additional items indicating he was illegally distributing marijuana, police said.

Franco was arrested and charged with possession of more than 6 ounces of marijuana, and manufacturing, distributing or dispensing more than 1 ounce but less than 5 pounds of marijuana. He was released 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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