Hoboken police officers arrested two out-of-towners on Aug. 14 after officers smelled marijuana allegedly coming from their vehicle.
According to a press release from the Hoboken Police Department, at about 9:50 p.m. on Aug. 14, Officer Anthony Olivera and Officer Shelby Seickendick were traveling eastbound on First Street when they pulled behind a white Nissan Altima stopped at the intersection of First and Harrison streets.
The vehicle was stationary, no other vehicle was approaching, and the stop sign was on Harrison Street. There is no stop sign on First Street. After a few seconds, Officer Anthony Olivera activated his emergency lights in an attempt to attract the driver’s attention.
The vehicle continued to remain stationary, and after a few seconds proceeded to drive forward.
Officer Olivera continued in the same direction, and both officers started to smell burnt marijuana.
The smell continued as they traveled behind the vehicle.
After several blocks, they initiated a motor vehicle stop in the area of 115 Park Ave.
The officers discovered raw marijuana, partially smoked marijuana cigarettes, and drug paraphernalia allegedly in the vehicle.
The officers placed the alleged driver Krystal Nesbitt, of Union City and the passenger Ezra Moore, 22, of Orange under arrest.
They were both charged with Possession of Control Dangerous Substance Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Their charges were placed on summonses, and they were released with a court date.
Nesbitt also received a motor vehicle summons for Possession of Control Dangerous Substance in a Motor Vehicle.
They are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.