PARSIPPANY — While patrolling Route 10, Parsippany-Troy Hills Patrol Officer R. Taylor observed a 2005 Nissan Maxima commit a traffic violation and conducted a motor vehicle stop. He made contact with the driver, Andre Valentino, Jr., 25, Parsippany.
After a brief investigation Mr. Valentino was found to be in possession of suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters for processing.
While there he was charged with Possession of Less than 50 Grams of Marijuana, a Disorderly Person’s Offense; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Disorderly Person’s Offense and Failure to Maintain Lane (Traffic Offense).
He was released on his own recognizance 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.