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The Essex County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a Newark man for selling medical marijuana that he concealed in his underwear to a Glen Ridge man.(Photo: NorthJersey.com/File)
A Newark man was arrested and charged with attempting to sell medical marijuana he had stashed inside his underwear to a Glen Ridge man, according to the Essex County Sheriff’s Department.
This is a first, according to Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura, as the department investigates how Reginald Richardson, 39, was able to bring medical marijuana from California into New Jersey.
Richardson was arrested Wednesday in Newark after Essex County Sheriff’s detectives observed him as he attempted to sell it to Kyle Flippin, 29, in front of 102 Isabella Ave., according to the department.
“Richardson was placed under arrest for the sale of narcotics to Flippin,” according to the department. “During a search of the suspect for officer safety, two bags of medical marijuana, marked RX CA for California, were discovered in his underwear.”
“The bags contained 40 grams of marijuana,” according to Fontoura, noting a subsequent search of the utility box yielded 61 additional grams of marijuana.
“We are still looking into how he obtained the out-of-state medical marijuana,” Fontoura stated.
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The sheriff’s detectives followed Flippin and pulled him over during a motor vehicle stop, according to the release. During the stop, they found a