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CDS Arrests: On April 7, 2019 at 4:11 a.m., Ptl. Jason Chestnutt was conducting a business check at the Baymont Hotel. He observed a blue, 2012 Nissan parked at the rear of the lot with one occupant inside. Ptl. Chestnutt approached the car to check on the occupant and made contact with, John Aracena, 29 years old of Copiague, N.Y. During his conversation with Mr. Aracena, Ptl. Chestnutt made several observations that led him to believe that Mr. Aracena may be in possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Mr. Aracena was removed from the car and a search was conducted. Ptl. Chestnutt located suspected marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and suspected Suboxone during the search. Mr. Aracena was placed under arrest and was transported to the Pequannock Police Department for processing. He was charged with Possession of Under 50 Grams of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance. He was released with a scheduled appearance at the Morris County Superior Court.
Capt. Daniel Comune
Operations & Public Information Officer