East Bridgewater-Chief of Police Scott Allen announced that on Thursday, August 10, 2017 during the early morning officers, East Bridgewater Police Officer Ryan Cramer, during a traffic stop seized nearly 1 pound of marijuana along with THC Oils, resulting in the arrest of a male for marijuana distribution related charges.
At about 1:30 am, Officer Cramer stopped a vehicle after making an inquiry of the license plate registration with the RMV via his cruiser’s laptop. Upon learning that the license plate did not match that vehicle, Officer Cramer cited the operator, Matthew Cookson, age 22, a resident of #1041 Monponsett Street Hanson, MA. Mr Cookson was cited for Attaching License Plates to an Unregistered Vehicle and Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle.
During an inventory search of the vehicle officers located just under 1-pound of marijuana, seizing approximately 13 ounces of the drug. In addition to the packaged marijuana, officers located the following;
- (7) cartridges of Tetrahydrocannibinol (THC) Oil
- a digital scale
- bags and packaging material consistent with the distribution of Marijuana
- approximately $834.00 in cash suspected of being the proceeds of marijuana related sales
During the course of Officer Cramer’s roadside stop investigation, Mr. Cookson admitted that he had acquired the Tetrahydrocannibinol Oil from a third party who Mr Cookson indicated had purchased it from a Medical Marijuana Dispensary.
Mr. Cookson was charged with the following:
- Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class C Controlled Substance (Tetrahydrocannibinol)
- Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class D Controlled Substance (Marijuana)
- Attaching Wrong Motor Vehicle Plates
- Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle
- Operating an Unregistered Motor Vehicle
Officers have been seeing an increased volume of THC oils throughout the area and have been hearing increased activity of young adults and teenagers purchasing marijuana oil cartridges for use with vaporizer pens, often called, “Vape pens”. East Bridgewater Police are concerned about the increased activity with young adults and teenagers “vaping”.
Marijuana oil is the same as THC oil and Cannabis oil and it is the oil made from the resin of the marijuana plant. Marijuana oil is usually produced with a high concentration of THC as well as high concentration of CBD.
There is a large difference between marijuana oil and hemp oil. The amount of THC contained in the plant makes the difference. Marijuana oil contains a higher amount of THC
Mr. Cookson was released on $340 bail and was arraigned at Brockton District Court Thursday.
All Defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law