A Lodi man was arrested in Butler Monday after police said he allegedly had marijuana residue on his sweatshirt and police found marijuana in his vehicle.
According to , Ptl. Jarred Schmiedhauser observed a red Hyundai allegedly driving erratically and failing to maintain its lane on Route 23 North at about 11:40 a.m.
After conducting a motor vehicle stop, Schmiedhauser “immediately detected the overpowering odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle,” according to a statement released Tuesday by the police department.
The driver, Julio L. Philip, 23, also allegedly had marijuana residue on his sweatshirt, police said. Police said they investigated the vehicle and found marijuana inside.
Philip was arrested and transported to the police station. He was charged with operating a motor vehicle while suspended, failing to maintain a lane, operating with an obstructed view, operating with unlawfully tinted windows, operating in possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of marijuana over 50 grams, failure to exhibit valid credentials and distributing controlled dangerous substances.
Philip was transported to the Morris County Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000 bail with a 10 percent option, police said. He has a ticket to appear in court at a later date.
Police said Ptl. Michael Zena assisted with the arrest.
Butler Police Department disclaimer: A charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.