Police: Man Found With Ecstasy, Cocaine, Ten Other Drugs
Police say Brooklyn man had over 10 types of different drugs in his car when he was arrested Saturday
A Brooklyn man was arrested on numerous drug-related charges after Mahwah police found ecstasy, cocaine, Ritalin and at least 10 other illicit drugs in his car during a traffic stop on Route 17 Saturday afternoon, Mahwah Police Chief James Batelli said.
Matthew Gibson, 29, was originally pulled over at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday for making an unsafe road maneuver, police said. While talking with Gibson, Mahwah Police Officer Richard Albro noticed “several wax folds commonly known to be associated with heroin usage [and] pills loosely scattered in the back of the vehicle,” Batelli said. He was also driving with a suspended license, police said.
A subsequent search of Gibson’s 2003 Infiniti found baggies of ecstasy and cocaine, and amounts of LSD, Ritalin, Skelaxin, Valium, Percoet, Xanax, Cialis, Adderal, Ambien, Oxycodone, Methylphendate and Hydrocloride, Batelli said.
Police also found and seized over $4,000 in cash, and various drug paraphernalia from the car, Batelli said.
After an investigation by Officers Richard Albro and Timothy Letavish, Gibson was charged with twelve counts of drug-related crimes, including possession and intent to distribute, Batelli said.