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4 Pounds of Pot Seized in Hopatcong Drug Bust, Police Say

Sparta teen has been accused of selling drugs from a Hopatcong home where he was living with his girlfriend and her parents.

4 Pounds of Pot Seized in Hopatcong Drug Bust, Police Say 4 Pounds of Pot Seized in Hopatcong Drug Bust, Police Say 4 Pounds of Pot Seized in Hopatcong Drug Bust, Police Say
A Sparta teen was arrested Monday with about 4 pounds of marijuana after an undercover operation revealed he was dealing drugs from the Hopatcong home where he has been living with his girlfriend and her parents, police said.

Scott Brady Jr., 18, was charged with three counts of third-degree possession of greater than 1 once but less than 5 pounds of marijuana with intent to distribute, two counts of third-degree distribution of marijuana, two counts of third-degree of distribution of marijuana within 500 feet of a park, three counts of second-degree possession of marijuana.

According to Lt. Thomas Kmetz, an investigation revealed Brady had been living with his girlfriend at her parents' Papakating Road home where he was distributing large amounts of marijuana.

Police executed a search warrant Monday night and found about 4 pounds of marijuana, numerous marijuana smoking devices, $1,028 in cash, marijuana wax, a safe, drug packaging items, contains and scales.

Brady's girlfriend, Abigail Smith, 18, of Hopatcong, and Justin Faschan, 18, of Andover, were each charged with fourth-degree possession of marijuana over 50 grams and third-degree possession of marijuana with intent to distribute greater than 1 ounce and less than 5 pounds.

Smith's parents were not charged. Brady moved into their home about three months ago and had been selling marijuana from the residence, Kmetz said.

Faschan has been selling marijuana for Brady the past two years, Kmetz said.

All cooperated with the investigation, charged and later released, Kmetz said.

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