Two Long Valley teens were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana after being stopped by for driving erratically, Lt. Doug Compton said.
Officer Michael Thompson began following the car, driven by Bryan Shortman, 18, and saw the teen spray an unknown substance inside the vehicle, Compton said.
Thompson then stopped Shortman, who had a 17-year-old male passenger, Compton said. When he approached the vehicle, Thompson smelled a heavy odor of air freshener, Compton said. Shortman said he sprayed the air freshener because his “vehicle smelled,” Compton said.
Thompson then asked Shortman to exit the car, and then smelled the odor of burnt marijuana on the driver, Compton said. A subsequent investigation of the car revealed a multi-colored glass smoking pipe with pot residue in it, Compton said.
Shortman was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and a summons for failure to keep right. The juvenile passenger, whose name is being withheld because of his age, was issued a juvenile complaint for possession of marijuana under 50 grams along with drug paraphernalia.
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