LYNDHURST, N.J. -- Lyndhurst police arrested the same two men on drug charges exactly a week apart, landing them in jail the second time.
Officers responding to a call of a suspicious vehicle with three occupants on Riverside Avenue just after 11:30 p.m. Dec. 30 smelled pot coming from it, Capt. John Valente told Daily Voice.
A search turned up a small bag of marijuana on the floor next to the passenger seat, he said, adding: "All three denied ownership."
Released on drug-possession court summonses were Mazen Binsaadallah, 20 and Abdulhakem Alghanmi, 22, both of Lyndhurst, and 23-year-old Abdoul Kane of Harlem.
Wednesday night, police stopped a car on Riverside Avenue because it had a headlight out and no inspection sticker, Valente said.
Binsaadallah, who was driving, produced a license from Saudi Arabia.
"Again, there was a strong odor both raw and burnt marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle," the captain said.
Kane was with Binsaadallah and two other men, he said: Serigne Pene, 25, of New York, and Abdullah Alqurashi, 22, of Indianapolis.
A search turned up several plastic baggies -- some empty, some filled with more than three ounces of marijuana, Valente said.
The men were carrying alleged drug proceeds, he said -- Binsaadallah with $962, Pene with $601 and Kane with $215.
All were charged with drug possession and distribution and taken to the Bergen County Jail, where they were being held on $12,500 each.
Kane was also charged with disorderly conduct "for becoming loud and aggressive with the officers during the investigation [and] at one point pulling down his own pants, exposing himself to show that he was not" carrying drugs, the capain said.
"This of course occurred after the [pot] was recovered from his coat pocket," he said.
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