NEW JERSEY — A New Jersey law enforcement official says a man was arrested in New Jersey on suspicion of drug possession after he allegedly told police he was in New Orleans for an audition.
The official, who was not authorized to discuss the case publicly and requested anonymity, said the arrest in New Brunswick was on Tuesday after a traffic stop.
Police said the man was stopped on Interstate 95 near New Brunswick on Tuesday night.
The suspect, a 21-year-old New Brunswick man, told police that he was driving a red car from New Orleans to Jersey City, New Brunswick, on Wednesday and that he met a female at the gas station there who was selling marijuana.
He said he sold marijuana at the car stop, and the woman allegedly sold him a $2,500 baggie of marijuana.
Police say the suspect told them he bought marijuana from a woman who was standing outside a store, but the woman told him to wait until she came back, and she told him she was going to a hotel.
The man said he left the hotel with the woman, but she told police she would come back to get him later.
When he got there, police said, he said he saw the woman walking in the parking lot.
Police then arrested the man at the New Brunswick police station.
He was taken to the Bergen County Jail, where he was being held on $50,000 bond.