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Traffic stop results in assorted drug charges

Arrested: Benjamin J. Reid, age 19, of Branchville, NJ.

On Friday, December 2, 2011, while conducting traffic enforcement in Frankford Township, Sheriff’s Officer Scott Haggerty initiated a motor vehicle stop on a car being driven by Benjamin Reid. Further investigation by Haggerty revealed Reid to be in possession of a quantity of marijuana, a digital scale, packaging materials and other drug paraphernalia.


Reid was taken into custody and transported to the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office where he was processed and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute in an amount less than one ounce (a crime of the fourth degree) and possession of drug paraphernalia, a disorderly persons offense. He was given a future court date and released.


Sheriff’s Sergeant John Gray and the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit assisted in the investigation.