LINDEN - A Linden police sergeant was arrested and charged for allegedly selling marijuana.
Law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant at the home of Sgt. William Turbett in Sayreville Wednesday night. During the search, a small amount of marijuana was found inside the home.
Turbett, 30, was charged with fourth-degree distribution of marijuana, as well as possession of marijuana, a disorderly persons offense.
Turbett was already suspended from the Linden police force without pay on an unrelated matter. When News 12 New Jersey inquired about the nature of the suspension, a spokesperson for the Linden Police Department would only say that it was a “personnel matter.”
Turbett’s girlfriend, 22-year-old Nicolette Hendrickson, of Sayreville, was also charged with disorderly persons possession of marijuana.
Both she and Turbett were released on their own recognizance. Turbett could face up to 18 months in prison if found guilty.
These charges come just over a year after another Linden officer, Pedro Abad, allegedly drove drunk the wrong way in Staten Island and crashed. The crash killed fellow Linden Officer Frank Viggiano and another man.