Wanted man arrested in Morris County now faces drug charge
DENVILLE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Passaic County man who was a wanted person has been arrested and is now facing a drug charge, according to police.
On Jan. 31, at around 11:22 p.m., an officer stopped a vehicle on the Route 80 east ramp from Route 53 in Denville Township after observing a vehicle being operated with dark, aftermarket window tint, police said.
Prior to stopping the vehicle, the officer discovered that the vehicle’s registered owner, Alexander Wehmeyer, 32, of Paterson, had an active National Crime Information Center (NCIC) warrant for his arrest issued by the Nutley Police Department, police said.
After stopping the vehicle and interacting with its occupants, officers observed drug paraphernalia in plain view. A subsequent probable cause search of the vehicle led to the discovery of additional drug paraphernalia, police said.
Wehmeyer took responsibility for the contraband and was then arrested. He was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.
Wehmeyer was then transported to the Nutley Police Department and turned over to their custody on the warrant, police said.