Police: Man caught with ecstasy, marijuana gummy bears in Jersey City


A Staten Island man was caught with bags of ecstasy, marijuana and THC-laced gummy bears during a routine traffic stop in Jersey City early yesterday morning.

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

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Alexian Acevedo, 39, Raymond Place, Staten Island, New York, was charged with possession of marijuana over 50 grams, possession of ecstasy, possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute (marijuana and ecstasy), possession of a controlled dangerous substance within 1,000 feet of a school and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Port Authority police spokesman Joe Pentangelo.

Yesterday around 7:40 a.m., Port Authority police station near the Holland Tunnel around the intersection of 12th and Erie Streets saw a motorcyclist unsafely riding in and out of traffic lanes without signaling and the red Honda motorcycle also did not have a visible rear plate, officials said.

The suspect was pulled over by Port Authority police and stated “I’m suspended in New York and I’m late for work.” A computer check of the suspect’s name showed the suspect’s driving privileges were revoked and yielded three outstanding warrants from New Jersey, authorities said.

Acevedo was placed under arrest, with the officer noting he was very nervous and pacing during the stop, police said.

The suspect was found to be in possession of 12 small bags of what was identified as ecstasy, 7 small bags of alleged marijuana and two clear plastic containers of alleged marijuana, officials said.

Authorities further stated that the majority of the ecstasy was in small metal containers and that Acevedo also had a plastic bag THC-laced gummy bears in his possession.

Acevedo’s motorcycle was impounded and his bail was set at $35,000 with no 10 percent option, police said.

Alexian Acevedo. Photo courtesy of Port Authority police.
Alexian Acevedo. Photo courtesy of Port Authority police.

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  1. Since when is it a crime to have gummy bears near a school? How convenient that the bags of drugs were SMALL — small means “easy to carry in a police man’s sleeve then drop in an unsuspecting person’s pocket!” Will the real Bill Bratton please stand up?