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Marijuana Arrest: On Janaury 22, 2018 at 10:27 a.m., Ptl. Sean Higgins was patrolling Route 23 South when he observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. Ptl. Higgins stopped the car and made contact with the occupants. During their conversation, the officer smelled what he recognized to be the odor of raw marijuana. After a brief investigation, the rear seat passenger was found to be in possession of three small bags of suspected marijuana. Troy R. Staton, 20 years old from Paterson, was arrested, transported to headquarters and processed. Mr. Staton was charged with possession of under 50 grams of marijuana. He was released on his own recognizance and has a pending appearance in municipal court.
Capt. Christopher DePuyt
Operations & Public Information Officer