Bicyclist Arrested For Drug Possession After Traffic Stop

LINDEN – A 23-year-old Linden bicyclist was arrested for drug possession after police stopped him for weaving in and out among moving vehicles Tuesday night, authorities said.

While on patrol on Aug. 18, Officer Martin Jedrzejewski observed Carlo Dauphin riding a bicycle erratically on the 1200 block of East St. Georges Avenue at 7:18 p.m., officials said. The officer, who was concerned that the cyclist might by struck by a vehicle, stopped Dauphin and asked him for identification.


Jedrzejewski noticed that Dauphin had his left hand “balled up in a fist” resting on the handlebar and believed that he was concealing something, police said. Jedrzejewski patted down the suspect for weapons and felt a “hard object” in Dauphin’s pants pocket, authorities said. The officer discovered that Dauphin had a metal flashlight and nine clear bags of a marijuana-like substance, police said.

Dauphin was placed under arrest and charged with possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute, possession of CDS paraphernalia, and a summons for failure to comply with Title 39 while on a bicycle.

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