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Haworth Police Officer's Cellphone Stop Turns Up Half-Pound Of Pot

INSET: Stephen F. Peist
INSET: Stephen F. Peist Photo Credit: COURTESY: Haworth PD

HAWORTH, N.J. -- A Haworth police officer who stopped a driver for using his cellphone found a half-pound of marijuana, THC gummies and a couple of THC capsules, authorities said.

Officer Andrew Soltes pulled the 2017 Jeep Renegade over on Sunset Avenue on Monday, Detective Sgt. Justin Fox said.

Inside the vehicle, 49-year-old Stephen F. Peist of Nutley had the pot and other contraband.

Peist was released pending a hearing on charges of possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute it. He also received a summons for using his handheld cellphone while driving.

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