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Wallington arrest stems neighborhood pot traffic

Photo Credit: Courtesy WALLINGTON PD

Complaints about pedestrian and vehicular traffic brought Wallington police to a neighborhood where they ended up arresting a man who they said was selling marijuana there.

Omar Fouad, 21, kept both hands in the front pockets of his hooded sweatshirt after apparently trying to discard something in his console when officers approached his Toyota mini-van for having a broken taillight on Fradkin Street last week, Lt. Shawn Kudlacik told CLIFFVIEW PILOT yesterday.

From the open driver’s window they could smell a strong odor of raw marijuana, he said.

Ordered to step out, Fouad “became agitated and turned toward center console with both hands still buried in his pockets,” the lieutenant said.

So officers grabbed his arm and found him carrying a bag of marijuana, Kudlacik said.

After receiving consent to search his apartment, detectives found more than two ounces of pot, a scale and small baggies used for packaging there, he said.

Fouad was released on a court summons charging him with marijuana possession with the intent to distribute the drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Meanwhile, “the traffic has abruptly stopped on that block,” Kudlacik said.


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