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Man Arrested for Marijuana Possession in Trenton

The following information was supplied by the Trenton Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Trenton police arrested a 21-year-old man after finding him in possession of about two grams of marijuana during a traffic stop at about 1:20 a.m. Dec. 30 near Fort Street and Van Horn Road.

A Trenton police officer said he made the traffic stop after the man made a prohibited left turn from westbound West Road to southbound Fort Street.

The arresting officer said he detected a strong odor of marijuana during the traffic stop. He ask the driver if there was anything illegal in the vehicle and the man said, "yes," according to a Trenton police report. The man told police he had some Vicodin, which was prescribed to him.

The officer then asked if the man had any marijuana in the car and he said, "no," according to the same report.

The officer searched the car and found a marijuana grinder and a medicine vial that both contained marijuana. The officer also found a marijuana pipe with residue in the man's right front pocket.

The man was placed under arrest and transported to the Trenton Police Department. He was issued violations for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and prohibited right turn.

Contact editor Nate Stemen natestemen@patch.com for questions on police reports.

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FlyingTooLow January 05, 2013 at 06:20 PM
How pathetic. Another victim of the 'war on drugs.' Another disenfranchised American. 'Our' government is quickly depleting our supply of voters. And for what????? The concept most overlooked in 'the war on drugs.'...freedom of the individual. We are Americans..we live in a free country...this is what we have been told since birth. The prohibition of marijuana is a farce. We are a free people. It is time to start living the way our forefathers intended. Law enforcement needs to re-direct its focus on crime...to those that are REAL crimes. I was in Federal Prison for 5 years for a marijuana offense. No, it was not for simple possession. I was arrested aboard a Lockheed PV2 in Marianna, Florida...charged and convicted for conspiracy to import and distribute 12,000 pounds of marijuana. As my years in prison rolled by, what I did see were armed bank robbers, coming and going...while I still sat there for marijuana. Most of the bank robbers only spent 17 to 24 months. But, I and my fellow 'drug offenders,'...we stayed for YEARS. I wrote about the escapades that led to my incarceration. I admit, I had a great time. No one was injured, no one was killed, firearms were not involved...there were no victims. We were Americans...doing what Americans do best...living free. My book: Shoulda Robbed a Bank Tales of adventure in the marijuana trade... I would be honored by your review.

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