Driver arrested for multiple drug offenses

PARSIPPANY — While patrolling the area of the Red Roof Inn on Friday, February 22 at 8:14 p.m., Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Officer R. Taylor observed a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu commit a motor vehicle violation.

He conducted a motor vehicle stop and made contact with the driver, Shanice Spearman, 25, Geneva, NY.

After a brief investigation, Ms. Spearman was found to be in possession of suspected marijuana and an open container of Cognac Liquor.

She was placed under arrest and transported to Police Headquarters for processing. While there, she was charged Possession of Less than 50 Grams of Marijuana, a Disorderly Persons Offense; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Disorderly Persons Offense; Careless Driving, a Traffic Offense; Possession of CDS in an Motor Vehicle, a Traffic Offense and Possession of an Open Container of Alcoholic Beverage in a Motor Vehicle, a Traffic Offense.

She was released on her own recognizance pending her court date.

Editor’s 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.