On Saturday October 17, 2020, Middlesex Township Police Officers conducted a traffic stop for an equipment violation. Upon contact with the driver of the vehicle, Lavinia Alston, the officer's smelled the odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. Upon a search of the vehicle, a clear plastic bag of a green leafy substance suspected to be marijuana was located in the center console of the vehicle. Alston stated the marijuana was hers. Alston is being charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use and drug paraphernalia.