Newark man caught with marijuana in Harrison Town Hall while awaiting his court hearing


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HARRISON – A 25-year-old Newark resident was arrested Monday in Harrison after he was caught ‘rolling a marijuana cigarette’ in Harrison Town Hall, officials said.

According to the police report, at around 10:40 a.m. on June 8th, Officers responded to Harrison Town Hall, located in the same building as the Police Department, on an anonymous tip from a concerned citizen that a male was rolling a marijuana cigarette in the second floor bathroom of the town hall. An investigation on scene revealed that 25-year-old Curtis Jackson of Avon Ave. in Newark was in possession of suspected marijuana. Jackson was awaiting a municipal court hearing at the time of the incident. He was removed from the court room, confronted, and advised of the allegation.

According to Lieutenant Markowski, Jackson affirmed the allegation by apologizing for his actions and then admitting to possessing a cigar that he had inserted marijuana into. He was placed under arrest for possession of CDS.

While at Police Headquarters it was discovered that Jackson had two active warrants, one out of Harrison from June 5, 2014 and one out of Newark from April 15, 2013. However, according to CJIS Mugshot Index, Curtis Jackson was arrested by Newark Police Department on May 26, 2015 for the Harrison warrant. According to the police report, Newark did not serve their own warrant and did not execute either warrant. Newark faxed a release for their warrant and Harrison Police Department executed both warrants.

The Harrison Municipal Court was advised of Jackson’s inability to be present for his hearing.

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