Parsippany Police report handling two cases this week involving young people and marijuana.
After one Monday night incident, police said a 19-year-old Morris Plains woman faces charges for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.
Just after 10 p.m., Officer Jason Ferreira was doing a check of the Tivoli Gardens apartment complex at 1100 Parsippany Blvd. when he reportedly saw three people crouched down in a vehicle parked in the parking lot. Getting closer, Ferreira detected the odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle.
Annie E. Cayes was in the front passenger seat and relinquished a small plastic baggie of suspected marijuana to the officer, police said.
Her companions were released from the scene, police said, but Cayes was arrested, taken to headquarters and charged. She was released pending a court date.
At 9:09 p.m. Sunday, Ferreira was among the officers called to Hills of Troy Park after getting word of a suspicious vehicle in the park, which had closed at dusk.
At the park entrance, the officers found a red pickup truck, police said. They also spotted three juveniles, one male and two female, walking out of the park.
Police said officers detected the smell of suspected marijuana coming from the vehicle.
One of the young women, a 17-year-old from Parsippany, reportedly admitted to the police that she had marijuana, according to the report.
After her friends were permitted to leave, shewas taken to headquarters and released into the custody of a parent.
PPD spokesperson Sgt Yvonne Christiano told Patch the matter was forwarded to the department's Juvenile Section, where charges may be pending.
For more information on this blotter, contact Natalie.Davis@patch.com.
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