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.