Tuesday, April 23, 2013
People can dispose of unwanted prescription drugs between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Montclair Police Department headquarters on April 27.
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Tuesday, April 23
Montclair will host a proscription drug buyback this weekend. The Montclair Police Department will take part in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Montclair Police Department headquarters, located at 647 Bloomfield Ave. The service is free and anonymous, and no questions will be asked. The prescription drug buyback is for people to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs. In the five previous drug buyback events, the DEA has worked in conjunction with state, local, and tribal law enforcement partners to remove more than 2 million pounds (1,018 tons) of prescription medications from circulation.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Two Montclair women were arrested in Cedar Grove after a pharmacist became suspicious of their number of prescriptions.
Two Montclair women were arrested in Cedar Grove Thursday on prescription fraud charges, according to authorities. Marcia L. McCotter, 64, and Sara F. McCotter, 68, allegedly filled out numerous prescriptions for Tylenol with Codeine using fraudulent and stolen prescription slips, police said. The two women used the stolen prescription slips at CVS Pharmacy, located at 387 Pompton Ave., in Cedar Grove. The pharmacist became suspicious of the number of prescriptions for McCotter, said Cedar Grove Chief of Police Richard Vanderstreet. “The pharmacist called the doctor and found out they had not written the prescription,” said Vanderstreet. The pair were called into the Cedar Grove Police station for questioning. After interviews, police …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Hadir Hassan, 26, of Lyndhurst, was charged with possession of cocaine, intent to distribute and additional drug charges.
A Lyndhurst woman was arrested on Highland Avenue last week after police allegedly found her sitting in a parked car with nearly nine grams of cocaine, crack pipes and other drug paraphernalia. Hadir Hassan, 26, of Lyndhurst, and a 23-year-old North Arlington woman were in the back seat of a Nissan Altima around 10 p.m. on March 21. The car was parked and running in the 100 block of Highland Avenue. When police approached the car, both women appeared “confused” and “dazed,” and neither could explain why they were there, according to police. The North Arlington woman allegedly told police there were narcotics in the vehicle that belonged to Hassan, according to reports. Upon searching the car, which was owned by Hassan, police found a …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
As the sole dispensary in the state, the owners of Greenleaf Compassion Center in Montclair said they can't keep up with demand.
Thursday, March 21
Burdened with supplying medical marijuana to patients throughout the state, the only dispensary in the state located in Montclair will limit new patients to those living in north New Jersey, NJ.com is reporting. The owners of Greenleaf Compassion Center said this week that they are unable to grow enough marijuana for the number of state registered patients — more than 750, according to the article. The other treatment centers have yet to open their doors as they wait for permits from the state. Located at 395 Bloomfield Ave., Greenleaf Compassion center opened on Dec. 6, and has since seen approximately 120 patients, according to the NJ.com article.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Kinnelon police said long-term effects of chemically-altered marijuana are still unknown.
Synthetic marijuana possession was officially banned in New Jersey on Monday. While the ban now makes it entirely illegal to possess and distribute the chemically-altered drug, which also goes by the street names "K2" and "Spice," one local law enforcement official said the permanent change may not have much of an effect on how synthetic marijuana posession is processed as a crime. Kinnelon police Lt. John Schwartz said that synthetic marijuana is legally classified along with cocaine and heroin. Penalties of being caught in possession of the drug include a fine of up to $25,000 and a possible three- to five-year prison term. With the ban, according to New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa, synthetic marijuana will continue to be …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Synthetic marijuana becoming more prevalent in the district, reports Assistant Superintendent Felice Harrison.
The number of incidents of violence and vandalism reported in Montclair schools in 2011-12 was up by about 19 percent compared to the previous six years. The district’s annual Violence and Vandalism Report was presented to the Board of Education at its Monday meeting by Assistant Superintendent Felice Harrison. According to the Harrison, there were 45 incidents reported last year in Montclair schools, which were committed by 37 students -- 22 general education students and 15 special education students. Repairing the damaged property and graffiti, among other things, cost the district $1,641, according to the report. The overall number of incidents last year is up from 31 in 2010-11. Between 2006 and 2011, the average number of …