Couple Caught with Drugs and Weapons after Man Drives with No Licence
Release Date: March 13, 2018
A 25-year-old local man and a 31-year-old Verona woman were caught with drugs and weapons when a patrol officer spotted the unlicenced male driving.
On March 11, 2018 at approximately 9:00 p.m. a patrol officer observed a vehicle travelling eastbound on Weller Avenue. The accused male driver was known to be unlicenced and as the officer turned around the accused male suddenly turned into an address on Weller Avenue. As the officer pulled up behind the accused male climb over the accused female who was sitting in the passenger. The officer approached the vehicle and observed a pill bottle in the center console and a can of bear spray on the driver side door.
The pill bottle was found to contain suspected crystal methamphetamine and during a search of the vehicle officers found a baggie of suspected Percocet’s, an air soft pistol that resembles a Glock 40, and drug paraphernalia including glass pipes, digital scales and lighters.
Both accused were arrested and transported to police headquarters. The male accused was held to attend a bail hearing the following day. The female accused was released with a future court date.
Both accused were charged jointly with unlicenced possession of a prohibited weapon, and two counts of possession of a controlled substance. The male accused was additionally charged with possession of a prohibited weapon, and four counts of breach recognizance.