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30 Bags of Pot Found on Unconscious Man, Cops Say

Police said PCP was also found on Berkeley Heights man.

A Berkeley Heights man was charged with drug possession in Chatham Friday after police said they found him unconscious and with 30 bags of marijuana at the River Grille.

Jacquim Sperlazza, 25, was charged with possession of marjiuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, being under the influence of a narcotic drug, possession of Phencyclidine (also known as PCP) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to a press release prepared by Chatham Police Ptl. Kevin O'Shea, police responded to the River Grille around 2 a.m. after Sperlazza was reported to have fallen. When officers arrived, O'Shea said Sperlazza was beginning to regain consciousness but appeared to be under the influence of drugs.

Police then found him to be in possession of the marijuana bags and a small vial of Phencyclidine, O'Shea said. Sperlazza was transported to Morristown Medical Center by the Chatham Emergency Squad. He was later released with a ticket to appear in court.

For questions on this blotter, email ariana.cohn-sheehan@patch.com

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