On Friday April 18, 2014 at 1550hrs Sgt. Lawrence Barcza and PO Gregory Kimbro Jr were conducting general patrol operationssoutbound on the Palisades Interstate Parkway in the Englewood Cliffs NJ Section. During this time, they observed a blue colored Volkswagen Jetta with dark tinted windows tailgating another vehicle. The officers initiated a motor vehicle stop and approached the vehicle. As they reached the front of the vehicle, they observed a single male occupant (later identified as Mr. Frank Prass) and detected an odor of Marijuana emanating from within the vehicle. In talking with Mr. Prass, they observed Marijuana residue on Mr. Prass’s clothing.

Mr. Prass was asked to exit the vehicle and a search was conducted. During the search, officers located unmarked pill bottle containing one suspected Oxycodone pills and Xanax pills which was located in his front groin area. Consent was requested to search the vehicle to which Mr. Prass agreed. A search of the vehicle revealed several large bags of suspected Marijuana and several smaller bags of Marijuana packaged for distribution. The total weight of the seized Marijuana was approximately 120 grams.


Mr. Frank Prass
Age 21; from Port Jefferson, New York

2C:35-10A(1) Possession of Xanax
2C:35-10A(1) Possession of Oxycodone
2C:35-10.5E(2) Possession of Perception legend Drugs
2C:35-10A(3) Possession of Marijuana over 50 grams,
2C:35-5B(11) Distribution of Marijuana 2C:36-2 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and
2C:36-3 Distribution of Drug Paraphernalia.

The defendant was released ROR.