Cops: 2 Pot Busts in 2 Days

The following arrest information was supplied by the Parsippany Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

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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Jersey Teapot-Party July 05, 2012 at 01:39 PM
Good job! Cops get two more non violent young people introduced to NJ's draconian drug laws and court system. Great job ruining their lives now go catch some of thieves in the neighborhood would you!
Fair Ball July 05, 2012 at 03:10 PM
clearly you should brush up on the LAW. it is ILLEGAL, wether you like it or not. now if they got high and DROVE that car and crashed into your property i guess it wouldnt be draconian enough for you....grow up. POT IS ILLEGAL.
Jersey Teapot-Party July 05, 2012 at 07:18 PM
Doesn't say they were driving. Tiredness and cell phones cause more fatalities than drivers on all illicit drugs combined. However, cell phone talkers and tired drivers are not subject to the same penalty that pot smokers. Cell/Tired drivers don't do time nor are they forced to pay additional cell/tired fines. Reckless drivers do not have their life ruined because they can't sign NO to "was I convicted?" on job applications (forced to a life of crime). If a cell phone yacker crashed into your property and injured your kid would our laws be draconian enough for you? When they make 16 oz sodas illegal are you going to drink a 20 ouncer or turn the seller into the gestapo? We are supposedly a free country where individuals are responsible for ourselves we don't need a nanny state to protect us from non violent pot smokers. We need thieves caught in the neighborhood!
Angelina July 06, 2012 at 02:10 AM
Haha jersey. U sound like a moron right now lol. U should stop blabbing. The only people who would agree w u are the pot heads who are just like you. If someone was driving high as a kite and smashed into u or ur family, I bet ud be singing a different tune.
Selene July 06, 2012 at 04:06 AM
Hello Ria, the uneducated, smoked it once or twice 30 years ago and I would NEVER say pot was a problem. Alcohol and prescription drugs are WAY worse. Pot should be legalized and the idiot police who torment the pot smokers should give up their Xanac and whiskey before they pass judgement. It's illegal because they are not sure how much money they can make off of it when it becomes legal.
Selene July 06, 2012 at 04:09 AM
Pot should be legal, it's so LESS damaging than alcohol
Angelina July 06, 2012 at 01:06 PM
who cares if pot is worse or better than other drugs. haha.. the point is pot is illegal! and they shouldn't have been driving! they were in a car, clearly had to drive home after gettign high. are you people oblivious to the dangers of driving under the influence?! what is wrong with you people?!
Pete July 08, 2012 at 12:39 PM
What has happened to the English language ?
Jersey Teapot-Party July 09, 2012 at 09:30 AM
In 10,000 years of documented in history pot has not killed one person! People that think it is more dangerous than alcohol, prescription drugs, tobacco, etc need to educate themselves on the facts rather than calling people morons and advocating tyranny when they don't know the facts.
Billy Bepler July 09, 2012 at 07:43 PM
Affan Mahmood sells and uses cocai e from that complex. Oh and lives there
Adam July 10, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Ria is clearly a troll. He or she is ignorant, naive, conditioned by the government, and terrified of the uncertainty of the future. I bet he or she will become a violent, heavy drinker in 10-20 years. Stop believing that laws are something to be feared. Use your brain. Just because someone smokes marijuana doesn't make them any worse or any more stupid than anybody else. Only absolute ignorant morons would believe that.
Suck it January 29, 2013 at 12:13 AM
We weren't even crouched down and that's the part that really got me screwed over. We were getting out of the car to go on my friends house and he told us to get back in the car. And I later realized that its because he can't do much unless you're in a vehicle. I can't get a decent job because I had one bag of pot on me...unless i get my record explunged which is really expensive. They make you pay almost a thousand dollars for having a $20 bag of pot. Plus the cost of a lawyer if you want one. And no one could tell me if I should get one or not. So I got one and after I probably would have paid less without one. Cops don't realize that not everyone makes money like they do. If I was rich them this wouldn't be a problem for me but I was 19 old with a crappy job. This system sucks. And you're talking about how dangerous it is to drive high but the cop let go my other 2 friends including the one that was driving home.
Suck it January 29, 2013 at 12:16 AM
And I don't even drink because I've tried it and alcohol is way worse


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