Medford Lakes man charged after police discover drug paraphernalia, narcotics in vehicle

The following information was provided by the Medford Township Police Department.
On Dec. 27 at 12:37 a.m., Medford Township Police conducted a motor vehicle stop of a black Nissan on Reeves Station Road after the vehicle was observed speeding and with a brake light not functioning. While speaking with the driver, officers detected the odor of marijuana emanating from the interior of the vehicle. The vehicle was impounded and transported to police headquarters for further investigation.

Detectives were granted a search warrant for the vehicle through the Burlington County Superior Court. While searching the vehicle, officers located just under one pound of marijuana, several scales and packaging material commonly used to sell and distribute narcotics.

The defendant, a 19-year-old man from Medford Lakes, turned himself in to Medford Police at 9 p.m. on Dec. 27. He was arrested and charged with possession with the intent to distribute narcotics, possession of marijuana over 50 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle and maintenance of lamps. He posted $10,000 bail and was released pending court.