Following a motor vehicle stop for an equipment violation in Madison, a Parsippany man found himself facing drug charges. According to police, at about 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, Madison Patrolman Christopher Keller stopped a vehicle driven by Shiva Kalyanaraman, 28, for an equipment violation.
During his investigation, Keller detected an odor of burnt marijuana coming from the car. After investigating the officer allegedly found various items containing marijuana and drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle.
Kalyanaraman was charged with possession of under 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also issued a motor vehicle summons for maintenance of head lamps. Kalyanaraman was released on his own recognizance pending a court appearance.