Accidents and Sting Lead to Drug Charges
East Windsor Police reported the accidents, while Hightstown Police conducted the sting.
Area police reported three drug-related arrests over the past week.
- Paul Avila, 23, of Manlove Avenue, Hightstown, was charged May 21 with possession of marijuana, being under the influence of marijuana, driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, careless driving, having drugs in a motor vehicle, making an improper exit from private driveway and driving with an obstructed view.
East Windsor Police said they responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident on Etra Road near Philyet Drive at 6:25 p.m. and found one of the drivers, Avila, smelled of alcohol and marijuana and had slurred speech. Police said they arrested him after field sobriety tests and that they found a bag of marijuana in his vehicle.
- Joseph Scirocco, 18, of Harron Avenue, Hightstown, was charged May 20 with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school zone
Hightstown Police said that at 2:58 p.m. they saw him conduct a drug transaction as a result of a drug sting
- Matthew Luzzi, 21, of West Windsor, was charged May 18 with possession of fewer than 50 grams of marijuana and underage possession of alcohol.
East Windsor Police said they responded to a report of a southbound 2010 Nissan speeding on Lake Drive at 12:46 a.m., stopped Luzzi on Milford Road near the Conair building, and smelled burnt marijuana in the vehicle. Police said they found he had a marijuana cigarette and two bags of marijuana, as well as a partially consumed bottle of vodka.