Out-Of-Town Driver Busted With 'Shrooms, Acid, Pot, More, Elmwood Park PD Says

Elmwood Park police busted a repeat offender with mushrooms, LSD, pot and prescription pills, authorities said.

Brandon J. Soto

Brandon J. Soto

Photo Credit: Boyd A. Loving for DAILY VOICE / EPPD (inset)

Brandon J. Soto, 25, of East Orange blew a stop sign off the ramp from eastbound Route 46 onto Stefanic Avenue and was pulled over by members of the Street Crimes Unit, Elmwood Park Police Chief Michael Foligno said.

The officers had followed Soto’s 2008 Acura TL from the nearby Red Carpet Inn, the chief said.

Their suspicions aroused, they called for a Bergen County Sheriff’s K-9 unit, which lead them to a search that turned up a trove of drugs.

These included psilocybin mushrooms, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and some pot, along with oxycodone and Xanax pills without prescriptions.

Soto was charged with multiple drug counts and sent this past weekend to the Bergen County Jail, where he remains held.


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