BYRAM TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – A man is facing a slew of drug charges after he was stopped by Byram police earlier this month.
On Sept. 7, a township officer observed a vehicle speeding on Route 206 and then initiated a traffic stop, police said.
While the officer was speaking to the driver, who was identified as Jason Pilato, the officer observed a bag of suspected controlled dangerous substance in the motor vehicle. A Further investigation revealed that the controlled dangerous substance seen in the vehicle was MDMA which is commonly known as ecstasy or molly, police said.
A search of the vehicle yielded several hundred tablets of varying controlled medications, marijuana edibles, a syringe and empty Ziploc bags, police said.
Pilato was arrested and charged with third-degree possession of MDMA, third-degree possession of schedule I-IV controlled dangerous substance, fourth-degree possession of over 50g of marijuana, possession of a hypodermic syringe, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle and speeding.