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Newton man arrested for bringing marijuana with him to court

Arrested: Emmet Emery Norman, Jr., age 49, of Newton, NJ.

On Thursday, February 27, 2014, while assigned to the front door security post at the Sussex County Superior Courthouse, Sheriff’s Officer Warren Slahor encountered Emmit Emery Norman. Mr. Norman placed several items from his pockets on top of a table at the security post. Included in those items was a cigarette package containing a small amount of marijuana.

As a result, Officer Slahor placed Norman under arrest and escorted him to the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office for processing.

Emmit Emery Norman, Jr. was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (marijuana) in an amount of less than 1/2 ounce. He was issued a summons for that charge, given a future court date to appear in Newton Municipal Court, and subsequently released.