Sheriff: 54 grams of marijuana seized in Paterson traffic stop | Paterson Times

Sheriff: 54 grams of marijuana seized in Paterson traffic stop


A city man was apprehended with 54 grams of marijuana during a traffic stop Sunday evening, according to Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik.

Tramiaine Mitchell, 34-year-old, has been charged with marijuana possession and distribution. Deputy sheriff Sean Eliasen and officer John Tolerico pulled Mitchell over at around 6:15 p.m. after observing a black Cadillac with badly maintained lamps traveling on Essex and Madison streets.

Authorities discovered Mitchell had several active warrants out of Fairfield Municipal Court. A search of the vehicle yielded several packages of marijuana. 54 grams of marijuana worth $1,000 on the street was seized and $300 in suspected drug proceeds was confiscated, authorities said.

Mitchell was issued several motor vehicle summonses, authorities said. He was processed and transported to police lockup.

  • Rob Shaffer

    56 grams (two ounces) runs me $280 out the door at my favorite Denver dispensary. So while your state whizzes money down the drain chasing plants around my state rakes in a 100 million a year in marijuana taxes. Enjoy your prohibition.