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Man faces multiple drug charges following traffic stop in Byram Twp

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.

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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