“Butta” Takes Suspect from Frying Pan to Fire
"Butta" creates some slippery going for a Tinton Falls 23-year-old - and it's the second time in less than a week that police at the shore are raising concerns.
Audrey N. Paraskevas is accused of holding an amount of the waxy concentrate that gives marijuana its psychological impact during her Friday arrest in Monmouth's Ocean Township.
Police there say they stopped Paraskevas on Route 35 at Sunset Avenue around 3:15 PM because she was driving without having her seat belt engaged.
Sensing a strong odor of marijuana, police said, the patrol officer found nine bags of suspected weed, related apparatus, a pocket knife, and a glass container believed to be partly filled with tretrahydrocannabinol (THC), also known on the street as butta, honey oil and earwax marijuana.
Paraskevas now faces drug and weapons counts in addition to the driving infraction, and awaits a municipal court date.
Late last week, Stafford police reported a spike in sales to teens of butane - considered a prime component in DIY manufacturing of THC.