A Weehawken man was busted with approximately a pound of weed and $1,600 cash after police caught him running a stop sign in Hoboken, authorities said.
Trevor Vaughn, 39, of Weehawken, was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (marijuana), possession with intent to distribute within 500 feet of public housing, possession with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school zone, manufacturing, distributing marijuana, possession of a CDS, failure to make a lawful disposition, possession of CDS paraphernalia, failure to stop, operating an unregistered vehicle, possession of CDS in a motor vehicle, according to Det. Lt. Edgardo Cruz.
Yesterday around 5:46 p.m., while officers were patrolling the area of 2nd and Jackson Streets, they observed a 2016 GMC fail to stop at a stop sign. Dispatch advised the officers the driver’s vehicle registration had expired several months ago, police said.
A motor vehicle stop was initiated on the 400 block of Jackson Street. The officers approached the vehicle and requested the driverâ€™s credentials.
While outside the vehicle, Officer Michael Straten was able to detect a strong odor of burnt and raw marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. He was also able to observe, in plain sight, a brown cigar inside a cup believed to be marijuana.
The driver was asked to step outside the vehicle. Once outside, Straten then also observed a clear plastic sandwich bag filled with green vegetation, which also appeared to be marijuana, officials said.
Vaughn was placed under arrest and a search of the driver and vehicle was conducted. The driver was found to have $69 cash while the vehicle was found to have marijuana throughout, along with paraphernalia and over $1,600 cash, authorities said.
A total of 500 grams of marijuana were seized from the defendant with a street value of approximately $1,000/ The driver was transported to headquarters for processing and later received a summons to appear in court, police said.