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Cranford Arrest Report: Vehicle Stops Lead to Cocaine, Marijuana Charges

The following information is provided by the Cranford Police Department. An arrest does not mean a conviction. Suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Following traffic stops, Cranford Police have made several arrests so far this month on drug charges including possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana.

On Jan. 8, David Benoit of East Orange was arrested after police allegedly found cocaine in the unregistered, tan Chevy he was driving. Benoit, 31, was in the vehicle at Centennial Avenue and Hayes Street around 1a.m. when Patrolman Spencer Durkin noticed the car had a blown tire and proceeded to investigate. The cocaine was allegedly found in the vehicle. 

Benoit was processed and released with a date to appear in Superior Court.

Durkin arrested another man for drug possession on Tuesday near Centennial Avenue and Raritan Road. Kaseem Burr, 30, was taken into custody for alleged marijuana possession, as well as for having an outstanding warrant from Middlesex County.

Burr, from Piscataway, was arrested along with Anwar King, 28, from Hillside, and Emmanuel Wright, 27, from Rahway. All three men were travelling in a 2012 white Ford vehicle that was pulled over around 2:30a.m. for running a red light.

King was arrested for warrants out of Burlington County, Egg Harbor Township, Newark, East Orange and Union Township. Wright had outstanding warrants in Hudson County, Woodbridge Township and Jersey City.

The trio was processed and released to sheriff’s officers from Middlesex County, Burlington County and Hudson County, respectively.

AJF January 22, 2013 at 12:43 PM
Unfortunately, we're slowly loosing that "perfect little town where nothing bad ever happens" vibe that people get from Cranford. Time to wake up before something really horrible slaps us in the face. Props to the CPD for doing their job, you guys are awesome :)
barbara m January 22, 2013 at 06:32 PM
No town is perfect but we come pretty close!
AJF January 22, 2013 at 06:49 PM
Agreed!

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