Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrest

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LINDEN – A Thursday night traffic stop led to the arrest of two Roselle men on drug charges, authorities said.

Kuhjuan Shamar Baisden, 21, and Wally Zamor, 25, were charged with drug possession with the intent to distribute and other related charges, police said.

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Officer Javier Perez was on patrol on the 500 block of Roselle Street when he noticed a 1988 red Cadillac speeding at 8:34 p.m. Perez paced the car traveling at 42 mph in a 25 mph zone, police said.

Perez pulled the car over and noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle, police said. The officer also noticed to glass vials and a jar, all containing a yellowish liquid. A field test determined that the substance tested positive for phencyclidine, or PCP, police said.

Baisden was charged with possession with intent to distribute PCP over 10 grams, a 1st degree crime; possession of CDS, 3rd degree; and possession with intent to distribute within 1000 feet of a school zone, poss. of drug paraphernalia, and possession of CDS in a vehicle, speeding, and failure to wear a seatbelt, police said.

Zamor was found to be concealing a plastic baggie with marijuana in his pant leg, police said. He was charged with possession with intent to distribute PCP over 10 grams, possession of CDS, possession with intent to distribute within 1000 feet of a school zone, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to wear a seat belt, and three contempt of court warrants from Roselle.

Both men were held on $75,000 cash only bail on the Linden charges pending a court date and transferred to the county jail. The rear seat passenger, a 16-year-old female from Rahway, was released to her mother pending the filing of juvenile complaints, authorities said.


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