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Port Authority PD: Westwood man stopped with 4 ounces of pot near GWB

Photo Credit: Courtesy PORT AUTHORITY PD

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A Westwood man was carrying more than a quarter-pound of pot in his car when he was stopped near the Geroge Washignton Bridge for having a headlight out, Port Authority police said this morning.

PAPD Office Frank Emblem stopped the black 2008 Chrysler 300 sedan at 7:40 last night at Bruce Reynolds Boulevard and Lemoine Avenue, the authority’s Joseph Pentangelo told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .

Emblem “immediately noticed a strong smell of marijuana from inside the car,” Pentangelo said.

The officer obtained consent to search the vehicle from the driver, 25-year-old Nathanial Carter of Westwood, and found a jar with more than three ounces of pot and a plastic bag with an ounce more, Pentangelo said.

Emblem, a 20-year veteran, also reported finding a scale with marijuana residue.

Carter, who was wanted on warrants elsewhere, was arrested and charged with drug offenses, Pentangelo said.

Emblem also issued five traffic summonses to Carter for having a defective headlight, tinted windows and drugs in the car, as well as for driving without a license and while on the suspended list, he said.

Carter was being held on $5,000 bail in the Bergen County Jail following a court appearance this morning in Fort Lee.


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