Traffic stop reveals drug paraphernalia, weapons, Byram PD report

BYRAM. Breezing through a stop sign can lead to more than a moving violation.

Byram /
| 02 Sep 2022 | 11:05

On August 30, Byram Township Police reported seeing a vehicle exit the Quick Chek parking lot and fail to stop at the stop sign before turning onto Brookwood Road. The officer then followed the vehicle and allegedly observed it failing to stay to the right while driving. The officer then pulled the car over and in the course of speaking to the driver, Carver D. Parrish, 30, of Byram, the officer said Parrish “appeared to be under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance.”

After further scrutiny of the driver, the officer reportedly found Parrish in possession of “a smoking device used to ingest crack-cocaine.” A search of the vehicle then produced what police described as a “fixed-blade knife” belonging to Parrish and drug paraphernalia allegedly belonging to the passenger, Darren J. Glass, 52, also of Byram. Police said Glass also appeared to be under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance.

Parrish and Glass were both arrested and transported to the station for processing.

Parrish was charged with the following and lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility pending a mandatory Sussex County Superior Court date: possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, possession of drug paraphernalia, being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance, driving while intoxicated, careless driving, reckless driving, failure to keep right, and disregard of a stop sign.

Glass was charged with the following and released pending a mandatory Andover-Joint Municipal Court date: possession of drug paraphernalia and being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance.