Police throughout the country are always on the lookout for drug-related offenses, doing whatever they can to cut back on the number of crimes in their area. On July 19, four New Yorkers were caught by Fort Lee police with blank prescription forms and marijuana.
According to police, two officers pulled over a vehicle for a moving violation at 2:21 a.m. There were four people in the vehicle at the time, ages 30, 35, 36 and 37.
Upon approaching the vehicle to ask the driver for his license, insurance and registration, officers detected the smell of marijuana. At that time, they asked the car's registered owner if they could search the vehicle. They also realized that the smell was coming from him and later found what they believed to be marijuana on his body.
As a result of the search, police found a stack of New York state prescription forms. Since none of the occupants took ownership of the forms, all four were arrested for possession.
Three of the people are facing charges of receiving stolen property, forgery and conspiracy to commit forgery. The fourth has also been hit with charges of possession of drugs and paraphernalia.
These types of drug-related offenses are common throughout many parts of the United States, including New York. Even though the four people in the vehicle may have realized they were making a poor decision, they went down this path nonetheless.
Despite the fact that they are in trouble with the law, this will give each one the chance to move through the court system with hopes of regaining control of their life.
Source: North Jersey, "New York group charged with drug possession, forgery" Svetlana Shkolnikova, Jul. 25, 2014