On 4/13/2016, at 01:28 am, Sgt. Duran and PO Tauber conducted a motor vehicle stop in the area of West Main St / Front St., which led to the arrest of the driver, Esteban Perez, age 22, of Bergenfield, NJ. Mr. Perez was originally stopped for driving while using his cellphone. While questioning him, the officers smelled raw marijuana emanating from the vehicle. Mr. Perez exited his vehicle and was searched. A glass pipe was located in his pocket. A search of the vehicle was also conducted and a large glass jar, containing suspected marijuana was located underneath the driver’s seat.
As Mr. Perez was being handcuffed, he began to resist the arrest at which time necessary force was used by the officers to effect the arrest. Mr. Perez was charged with the following complaint summonses:
- 2C: 35-10A(1) for possession of marijuana, 2C:36-2 for possession of drug paraphernalia, and 2C: 29-2A(1) for resisting arrest.
Mr. Perez was also issued the following motor vehicle summonses: Use of a cell phone while driving and Possession of CDS in a vehicle. He was released and given a court date of 4/20/2016