Possession of CDS Arrest at 7-11

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HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Hanover Township Police Officer Carlos Najera arrested Mr. Nicholas Patino, 34, Bergenfield, on Friday, November 25, for possession of CDS.

Officer Najera responded to the 7-11 on Ridgedale Avenue for a reported suspicious vehicle with people sleeping inside.

Upon arrival, Officer Najera spoke with the occupants, and while speaking to the driver, he observed drug paraphernalia in plain view.

After a brief investigation, Mr. Patino was charged with possessing CDS and drug paraphernalia. He was then released pending his court date.

Editor’s Note: An arrest or 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.