New York Driver arrested for multiple traffic offenses; possession of drugs

Jamie Barberio

PARSIPPANY — Parsippany-Troy Hills Patrol Officer R. Taylor observed a 2011 Toyota Camry commit a moving violation and conducted a motor vehicle stop in the area of Old Bloomfield Avenue and New Road at 7:11 p.m. on Saturday, March 2.

Officer Taylor made contact with the driver, Mr. Edilver Acosta, 37, New York, New York, and detected the odor of raw marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.

After a brief investigation, Mr. Acosta was placed under arrest for possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and transported to Police Headquarters for processing. While there, he was charged with Possession of Less than 50 Grams of Marijuana, a Disorderly Persons Offense and Driving While Suspended, a Traffic Offense, Possession of CDS in a Motor Vehicle, a Traffic Offense, Maintenance of Lamps, a Traffic Offense, and Disregarding a Traffic Control Signal, a Traffic Offense.

He was released on his own recognizance pending his court date.

Editor’s Note: An arrest or the signing of a criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until he or she has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.