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Woman charged in Lopatcong Twp, found with Xanax and marijuana

LOPATCONG TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A Maryland woman was charged after police say they found Xanax and marijuana on her on Wednesday night.

On May 20, at around 7:30 p.m., officers responded to the Stryker’s Crossing strip mall for a report of two individuals smoking marijuana in a vehicle, police said.

Upon the officers arrival, the front seat passenger was identified as Chemika T. Brown, 43, of Capital Heights, Maryland. Brown was found to be in possession of a plastic bag containing approximately 20 grams of raw marijuana, three marijuana pipes and 13 Xanax pills without a valid prescription for a licensed practitioner, police said.

Brown was taken into custody and charged with possession of prescription legend drugs, possession of under 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was also issued a traffic summons for consumption of an alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle, police said.

Brown was released on her own recognizance pending a court appearance.

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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