The lesson is simple—don’t talk on your cell
phone if you’re driving, especially if you have a bag of marijuana in your
Andre Dennis, 29, of Alpha, was charged with third-degree possession of cocaine
with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, possession of a hypodermic
needle and possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to an affidavit filed in Superior Court, Dennis was driving west on
East Main Street at about 5:50 p.m. Aug. 6 when he was stopped by Bridgewater
Officer Kevin Florczak for talking on his cell phone.
When the officer asked Dennis to step out of his car, a digital scale fell from
Dennis’s right pant leg, the affidavit said. The scale had a residue amount of
cocaine on it, according to the affidavit.
A frisk of Dennis then found a bag of marijuana in the crotch of his underwear,
the affidavit said.
After Dennis gave police permission to search his car, officers found an
uncapped hypodermic needle between the driver’s seat and the center console and
a crack pipe in the rear compartment, according to the affidavit.
Later, when Dennis was searched at police headquarters, police found a bag of
cocaine on him, though the affidavit did not specify where.