PARKING IN CONSTRUCTION ZONE – little marijuana involved

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Christian Shelton, 19, of Dayton, NJ was arrested on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Sgt. Memolo responded to a motor vehicle stop in an active construction zone in the area of Bridge Street and Lambert Lane.  After approaching Shelton’s vehicle to ascertain why he was parked in the construction zone, patrol detected a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle.  Subsequent to investigation, Shelton was found to be in possession of a bag of suspected marijuana and a metal grinder.  Shelton was placed under arrest and charged with Possession of Under 50 Grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Shelton was processed for the arrest and later released with a pending court date.