Police: Jersey City man, a ‘recreational’ marijuana user, busted on drug charges

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A Jersey City man with a suspended driver’s license who told police he “smoked recreationally” was arrested outside the Holland Tunnel after getting caught with 14 containers used to store marijuana, authorities said. 

Photo courtesy of Port Authority police.
Photo courtesy of Port Authority police.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Anthony Singh, 27, of Jersey City, was hit with a multitude of charges including possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, bail jumping and driving with a suspended license, according to Port Authority police spokesman Joe Pentangelo.

At about 10:20 a.m. yesterday, a Port Authority cop saw Singh driving a 2009 Toyota with a broken tail light traveling eastbound in a toll lane just prior to entering the Holland Tunnel, officials said.

The police officer stopped the car for the traffic violation and she noticed a strong smell of burnt marijuana wafting from the Singh’s car when he opened his window, police said. Singh admitted to having marijuana inside the vehicle and admitted that he “smoked recreationally.”

A marijuana grinder and 14 containers filled with marijuana residue were located on the floor of the car and Singh was arrested, authorities said.

A subsequent computer check revealed that his driver’s license was suspended and  there was an outstanding $2,500 criminal court warrant for him out of Newark, officials said.

The Port Authority had arrested Singh on the same charges back in January, police said.

Photo courtesy of Port Authority police.
Photo courtesy of Port Authority police.

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