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Man who yelled at cop in mall lot busted for pot, Paramus PD says

Photo Credit: Paramus PD

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Paramus police said they arrested a man on pot possession charges after he “became belligerant” with a borough officer in the parking lot of the Garden State Plaza.

Joel Berliner, 19, of Englewood was shouting obscenities when Paramus Police Lt. Sal LaFerlita asked him to stop, Lt. John Scully said in an official release.

However, Scully said, Berliner “refused the request from the officer and became belligerent.”

As they got closer, LaFerlita said, he smelled marijuana.

A search turned up a small bag of pot, he said.

Scully said Berliner was arrested, processed and released without bail pending a court hearing on marijuana possession following last Friday night’s incident.


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