Police: NJ Squad Members Had Pot In Ambulance

PLAINFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Two members of a New Jersey rescue squad are facing marijuana possession charges after being arrested in a squad ambulance.

Plainfield police say 23-year-old Yanis Laureano and 19-year-old Dennis Lopes, who share an address in the central New Jersey community, were arrested at about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday after police received a tip from a resident.

The pair — both officers in the North Plainfield Rescue Squad — were not on duty at the time but were driving an “on-call” ambulance.

Squad President Stephen Phillips said both had been relieved of duty.

Bail for both was set at $2,500, but it was not immediately known if they had been released or whether they had retained lawyers.

A phone listing for their address was out of service.

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