Follow us on Twitter @PeqPolice for news, road closures and incident notifications.
Marijuana Arrest: On July 4, 2018 Pt. Benjamin Kohle was monitoring traffic on Newark Pompton Turnpike. At that time he observed a blue Subaru traveling south on Newark Pompton Tpke., with one of its headlights not functioning. Ptl. Kohle conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, later identified as Eric Fox, 22 years old of Wayne, N.J. Ptl. Kohle immediately detected the odor of marijuana coming from the interior of Mr. Fox’s vehicle and questioned him about the presence of marijuana. At that time Mr. Fox admitted to having a small amount of marijuana in his car. A subsequent search of the car was done and a small amount of suspected marijuana was located along with several items identified as drug paraphernalia. Mr. Fox was placed under arrest and transported to Pequannock Police Headquarters for processing. He was charged with possession of under 50 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to maintain lamps. He was released pending a scheduled court appearance at the Pequannock Municipal Court.
Lt. Daniel Comune
Operations & Public Information Officer