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Man Gave Fake ID With Pot in Car, Police Say

Motorist originally stopped for having a malfunctioning brake light, police report.

A Hackettstown man was arrested for having false immigration documents when police found marijuana in his car, Sgt. Darren Tynan said.

Police stopped Adrian Tubay-Torres, 30, Wednesday afternoon for a malfunctioning brake light, Tynan said. When the officer spoke with Tubay-Torres, he noticed a partially smoked marijuana cigarette in the vehicle, Tynan said.

After an investigation, the officer found a glass pipe in the vehicle and under 50 grams of marijuana stashed in a crumpled piece of paper, Tynan said. When the officer asked Tubay-Torres to produce identification, the Hackettstown resident handed over a false social security card and a false immigration card, Tynan said.

Tubay-Torres was charged with possession of false documents, possession of under 50 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, maintenance of lamps and being an unlicensed driver. 

Tubay-Torres was lodged in the Warren County Correctional Facility in lieu of $3,000 bail.

For questions about this post, email jason.koestenblatt@patch.com.

Christine Goldstein December 06, 2012 at 04:25 PM
Oh gee freakin whiz....lock him up and throw away the key. NJ Troopers having NOTHING else better to do but harassing motorists and locking up non-violent people. Must have needed a feather in his cap! I'm sure they beat the crap out of him before booking him. NJ Troopers are some of the worst!
Jason Koestenblatt December 07, 2012 at 12:12 AM
Thanks for the comment, Christine. Just to clarify, this arrest was made by local police, not state troopers. Thanks!

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