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Madison Resident Accused of Trying to Deal Pot Near School

29-year-old man arrested after traffic stop for using cell phone.

Madison Police Department. Credit: Patch file
Madison Police Department. Credit: Patch file

A 29-year-old Madison man who was pulled over for using a cell phone faces several drug charges, including intent to distribute marijuana in a school zone, police said.

Matthew Biedka was arrested at 4:40 p.m. Saturday by Patrolman Vincent Dellavalle, who pulled Biedka over and saw drug paraphernalia in plain view during the stop, Detective Kenneth Shannon said in a news release.

Police said further investigation showed Biedka had cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana and numerous items of drug paraphernalia.

Biedka was charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of cocaine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of under 50 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs in a motor vehicle, use of a cell phone while driving, unregistered motor vehicle, failure to present a driver’s license, and failure to inspect, according to the news release. He was lodged in the Morris County jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.

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