Police Blotter: Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Auto Break-ins

Police seized significant quantities of marijuana from a pair of motorists and investigated a pair of auto burglaries.

All information presented in this blotter was gathered from the . An arrest is not a conviction.

Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute
At 10:08 p.m. March 26, officers in the area of Route 30 and Park Avenue stopped a silver 2001 Chevrolet four-door that was being operated with expired tags and no front registration plate.

The driver was identified as Dimieari Halladay, 25, of Erial, whose only form of identification was a U.S. passport. While speaking with Halladay, officers discovered that he was wanted on a $500 warrant from the Gloucester Township municipal court. They also detected an odor of marijuana in the vehicle. Halladay was arrested and his vehicle was impounded.  

A K-9 unit was deployed to the Collingswood police station to examine the vehicle, and displayed a positive response for narcotics in the area of the trunk. Officers applied for and received a warrant to open the trunk. Within, they discovered three, clear, plastic bags containing what they believed to be marijuana.

Halladay was charged with possession of marijuana in an amount between one ounce and five pounds and intent to distribute. He was also served with a number of motor vehicle summonses and sent to the Camden County Correctional Facility.

Possession of controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle
At 11:35 p.m. on March 27, officers stopped a tan 1996 Chevrolet two-door for improper maintenance of headlamps. Officers detected an odor of alcohol in the car, and observed an open beverage container.

They asked the driver, Darrel Finney, 35, of Camden, to exit the vehicle for a roadside sobriety examination. He was found not to be intoxicated, but while the check was performed, officers also searched the vehicle. They discovered a clear, glass jar with what they believed to be marijuana, and Finney also informed that he was in possession of two other such jars, all containing the same substance.

Finney was charged with possession of more than 50 grams of marijuana with intent to distribute, maintenance of lamps and possession of controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle. He was served with his complaints and released.

Vehicle burglaries
At 4 a.m. on March 29, officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Champion Avenue and Crestwood Court to investigate a vehicle burglary. Someone entered the passenger side window of a 1998 Honda Civic and removed a stereo valued at $150. The crime is still under investigation.

Earlier in the day, officers had also investigated a burglary to a maroon 1998 Mercedes in the parking lot of the D tower of the Heights of Collingswood. The vehicle, which had been left unlocked, had been ransacked. A $200 GPS was missing.

Anne Carroll April 07, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Our war on drugs is a complete failure. Our nation should wise up and just legalize drugs. Sell them just like we sell alcohol and cigarettes and collect the taxes. This would wipe out our national debt. Seriously, the 'soft' drugs should be legalized and sold without restrictions. The 'hard' one should be legalized also, but if people wanted to purchase them (say at a new kind of "Drug Store") they would need to agree to be steralized. No more babies being born already addicted. No more children being raised by addicts. Portugal has legalized drugs with no increase in their use. They have almost drug-related crime. Let's take the power away from the dealers and the drug cartels. They won't like this of course, but why shouldn't we benefit and not them? Look at what's happening to Mexico. It's government is out of control and the country is run by drug lords. Ordinary citizens are terrified; Many Mexican police are corrupt and cooperate with the drug lords. Do we want this to happen here? LEGALIZE DRUGS! Take the power away from dealers and the drug cartels. [Of course they'll find other venues to exploit, but at least we won't be clogging up our judicial system and our jails with drug-related offenses. Look at the the money we could save! A lot of it could be devoted to educating the public about the pitfalls of getting hooked. And the rest, well don't forget, our national debt could be greatly reduced if not eliminated entirely.
john q public April 07, 2012 at 11:31 PM
Stop making sense, Ms Carrol, next thing you'll tell us is that obama is not a legal citizen - but what would that get us, just more votes for reelection LOL


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