Local Resident Arrested for CDS and Drug Paraphernalia


hANOVER TOWNSHIP — Hanover Township Police Officer Mike Byrnes arrested Mr. Umer Raees, 28, Cedar Knolls, for possession of CDS on Friday, February 21.

Officer Byrnes, while on patrol, observed a vehicle parked with its lights off and the windows fogged up in the parking lot of the Vista Drive apartments.

Upon approaching the vehicle and speaking with the occupants the Officer detected the odor of marijuana. A search of the vehicle resulted in CDS and paraphernalia being located.

Mr. Raees was charged with possession of CDS and drug paraphernalia. He was also issued a motor vehicle summons for CDS in a motor vehicle.

He was released pending his court date.

Editor’s Note: An arrest or the signing of a criminal complaint is merely an accusation.  Despite this accusation, the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until he or she has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.