Parsippany Resident Charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Jamie Barberio

PARSIPPANY — Patrol Sergeant Matthew LaManna responded to the area of Route 280 and New Road Interchange on Friday, April 6 at 3:55 p.m. to assist Patrol Officer Zachary Koch on a motor vehicle stop involving a 1999 Buick Century.

Prior to his arrival, he heard over the radio that the driver, Eric Bryant, 30, Parsippany, had an active traffic warrant issued by the Parsippany Municipal Court for Failure to Appear.

While Patrol Officer Koch was speaking to Mr. Bryant, Sergeant LaManna observed a glass vial on the floor board inside the vehicle, containing a powder residue. After further investigation, a second glass vial was discovered in the glove box of the vehicle. Mr. Bryant was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. While there, he was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Disorderly Persons Offense; Driving an Unregistered Vehicle; Driving while License Suspended; and Driving a Vehicle without Insurance.

Mr. Bryant was able to post the $100.00 bail on the traffic warrant and was released on his own recognizance on the current charges pending his court date.

Editors Note: A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, the defendant is presumed innocent until he or she is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.