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Cops: Two Teens Arrested in Township Drug Bust

The following information was obtained directly from the Chatham Township Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Two teens were arrested on drug charges following a bust earlier this month at a Thornley Drive residence said Thursday.

Erik Bloom, 18, of Chatham Township, was charged with possession with intent to distribute over 1 ounce of marijuana, possession of under 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

Police also arrested a juvenile who was charged with possession with intent to distribute over one ounce of marijuana, possession of over 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to police.

According to police, members of the Chatham Township Police Department and the Morris County Sheriff's Department K-9 Unit executed a search warrant on a Thornley Drive residence on April 12 at about 7:45 a.m.

The search warrant was obtained by detectives after a three month investigation determined drugs were being distributed by occupants of the home, police said.

As a result of the investigation and subsequent search, two arrests were made, according to police.

Bloom was released after posting bail of $2,500, police said.

The juvenile was remanded to the Morris County Youth Correctional Facility and is awaiting a Superior Court Hearing, according to police.

Lucretia G. April 27, 2012 at 12:29 AM
According to the article, Bloom “was charged with possession with intent to distribute over 1 ounce of marijuana, possession of under 50 grams of marijuana” while the juvenile “was charged with possession with intent to distribute over one ounce of marijuana, possession of over 50 grams of marijuana.” I find it odd that there are two standards of measure, ounces AND grams. Why can’t each stash be totaled in ounces OR grams? Furthermore, how do the police determine the exact amount of marijuana that the young men intended to distribute? I suppose it’s all codified, courtesy of our legislators in Trenton, but it just seems more confusing than it needs to be.
cougar31 April 27, 2012 at 07:05 AM
no such thing as a perfect town! Its just kept quite because people like you would like to think its a perfect town.
llbxy April 27, 2012 at 11:23 AM
I think if you have less than 50 grams it's assumed it's for personal use. If you have over 50 grams it's assumed that you intended to sell it. Then the level of offense is set by the amount over 50 grams,in ranges: less than one ounce, between one ounce and one pound, etc.
sup man May 01, 2012 at 01:02 AM
Cops are heros!!! Busting those evil stoners that are harming everyone!
StevenFrench May 01, 2012 at 01:41 AM
This is what your tax money pays for. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7IUA8W8xuM

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