Kinnelon police said long-term effects of chemically-altered marijuana are still unknown.
Synthetic marijuana possession was officially banned in New Jersey on Monday. While the ban now makes it entirely illegal to possess and distribute the chemically-altered drug, which also goes by the street names "K2" and "Spice," one local law enforcement official said the permanent change may not have much of an effect on how synthetic marijuana posession is processed as a crime. Kinnelon police Lt. John Schwartz said synthetic marijuana is legally classified along with cocaine and heroin. Penalties of being caught in possession of the drug include a fine of up to $25,000 and a possible three- to five-year prison term. With the ban, according to New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa, synthetic marijuana will continue to be …
Police said passengers in reportedly suspicious pickup truck were playing with Airsoft gun.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, March 9, 2012
Following up on a report of passengers having what appeared to be a handgun in a suspicious pickup truck in the area of Ricker Terrace and Meadow Lane in Kinnelon Thursday afternoon, police arrested a 20-year-old Hackettstown man on charges of possession of synthetic marijuana. Police said the gun was determined to be an Airsoft gun after the officers found the truck on Meadow Lane at about 1:33 p.m. and removed the four occupants from the vehicle. The occupants allegedly told police they were in the area looking for scrap metal to sell. Jason C. Baron was charged with possession of synthetic marijuana and Taylor R. Cross, 21, of Mt. Arlington, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Marc E. Schultz, 21, of Butler, another …