YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Two Jersey City teens who Bergen County Police said they caught with synthetic marijuana following a traffic stop on Route 46 in Palisades Park last night were being held on $50,000 bail each in the county jail.
Bergen County Police Officer Matthew Bartlett stopped a car driven by 19-year-old Marco Sanchez around 9:20 p.m. for failing to maintain a lane, BCPD Lt. Robert Espinosa said this afternoon.
“Upon approaching the vehicle, Officer Bartlett detected a strong odor of marijuana emanating from inside,” Espinosa said.
The officer got Sanchez’s consent to search the car and found 17 bags of “Spice” in a black plastic bag on the passenger side floor, the lieutenant said.
Bartlett also turned up two glass pipes and a gas mask with a bong attachment, he said.
He arrested Sanchez and his passenger, 18-year-old Christopher Satturia and charged with possessing the synthpot for sale, as well as having the drug paraphernalia.
A Superior Court appearance was set for tomorrow afternoon.
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