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WILDWOOD CREST - Wildwood Crest Police Officer Tyler Lavender conducted a motor vehicle stop March 4 at 12:24 p.m. on Atlantic Avenue. 

According to a release, during his investigation, it was revealed that the driver, Chris Luna-Juarez, had suspected marijuana and paraphernalia. Luna-Juarez was also found to have a large machete. The passenger, Rodrigo Morales, provided false identifying information to officers and was found to possess suspected marijuana. 

Both were placed under arrest.

Luna-Juarez was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon (machete); possession of CDS, (marijuana); possession of paraphernalia, and multiple motor vehicle violations. 

Morales was charged with possession of CDS (marijuana) and hindering apprehension (false information to law enforcement). 

Both were released on a summons with pending court dates. 

The above was received from a law enforcement agency. The persons named are innocent unless proven otherwise.

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