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April 2, 2013

Gloucester Police/Fire: Two teens face drug, theft charges

Gloucester Police/Fire

Two 18-year-old men were arrested on drug and alcohol charges and property theft charges, after an officer in an unmarked vehicle saw a passenger in the moving vehicle smoke a substance out of a glass pipe.

Police arrested Tyler S. Oliveira and Jordan S. Allen after stopping the vehicle on Atlantic Road Saturday about 2:27 p.m.

Oliveira, who was driving the vehicle, was charged with driving while under the influence of marijuana, driving without being licensed, and transporting liquor while under legal drinking age, according to police. Police said Allen, one of three passengers in the vehicle, was charged with possession of more than an ounce of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and being in possession of alcohol while younger than legal drinking age.

According to police, an officer said that, as he approached the vehicle on foot, he saw Allen in the rear seat moving his arms and hands quickly and “attempting to push down and hide a backpack under his legs on the rear floor.” Police asked Oliveira to roll down the driver’s window, but it was duct taped and broken, so Oliveira opened the door.

”As soon as the drivers door opened, a large thick cloud of marijuana smoke poured out of the entire passenger compartment,” Detective Steven Mizzoni wrote in the report.

Police said that, when officers when searched the backpack Allen had attempted to hide, they found over a quarter pound of “high quality” marijuana packed in two Mason jars. They also found small plastic sandwich baggies, an electronic scale with marijuana residue, and two marijuana grinding tools.

Police also found two more backpacks in the vehicle, which none of the passengers would claim. One contained a half empty 1.75 liter bottle of vodka, several more plastic sandwich bags with marijuana and a container of Miracle Grow plant food, police said. The third backpack held what police described as an assortment of electronic equipment, including iPods, cellular phones, global positioning system devices, binoculars and “expensive” sunglasses, all of which police believe were good stolen from vehicles in a recent rash of car breaks.

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