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Police say driver hid pot scale in child seat

Photo Credit: Courtesy Maywood PD

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Police who stopped a deadbeat dad with four kids in his car said they found several bags of pot — along with a digital scale tucked into a child safety seat.

Damenn C. Nelson (MUGSHOT: Courtesy Maywood PD)

Damenn C. Nelson, 38, of Passaic, was with his four children and their mother when Officer Gregory Mulawka pulled his car over on West Passaic Street yesterday.

A computer check showed a warrant for failing to pay child support, Detective Mark Gillies said.

“Due to a strong odor of raw marijuana inside the vehicle, the vehicle was secured and a search warrant was obtained to search the vehicle,” Gillies said.

The search turned up several bags of marijuana and a digital scale concealed in a children’s car seat, the detective said.

Nelson, who owes more than $6,100 in child support, according to court records, is being held on $25,000 bail in the Bergen County Jail.

He is charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute the drug, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute in a school zone and endangering the welfare of his child.






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