A woman was arrested in Hoboken after they discovered nearly 36 ounces of marijuana edibles in the trunk of her car, police said.
Sakinah Herring, 29, of Montclair, was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute within 500 feet of public property, possession of CDS with the intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of CDS with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Police Det. Sgt. Joseph Leonard.
Police Officers Connor Milne and Fabian Quinones were patrolling in the area of 2nd and Monroe Streets when they observed two vehicles parked in crosswalks on the northwest and southwest corners, authorities said.
The car on the southwest corner, a 2017 Blue Hyundai Elantra, had its hazard lights on, while the car on the northwest corner, a 2015 Black Chrysler, was occupied by a male and female, officials said.
Sgt. Richard Torries, Officer Michael Straten and Special Police Officer Nicholas Malfatto initiated a motor vehicle stop at this time. Straten observed a female in the backseat of the Hyundai when he arrived, police said.
The Chrysler owner was on scene and when all checked out she was sent on her way. The original female occupant stated she knew the female in the Hyundai and stood by. Officers then conducted a stop of the Hyundai.
When the arrestee opens the door to speak with the officers, they smelled the strong odor of both raw and burnt marijuana. Herring was then asked out of the vehicle and for her identification, which she said was on the front seat, authorities said.
When she opened the door, a ziplock bag containing marijuana was seen in plain view inside the side door panel. At this point, she was placed under arrest and a search of the vehicle was conducted, officials said.
On the front passenger seat, a plastic bag containing breakfast cereal was found. Upon further investigation, there was a strong odor of marijuana coming from the bag. This bag was identified as a marijuana edible and taken as evidence, police said.
A search of the trunk produced 23 more bags of cereal, with 21 of them individually placed in ziplock bags and the other two remaining bagged together in one ziplock bag. Also found was a small weight scale, authorities said.
The marijuana edibles were weighed and came out to 35.83 ounces and were placed into evidence. Herring was processed and sent to the Hudson County Correctional Facility, officials said.