A Jefferson Township woman was arrested after police allegedly found her with a large quantity of heroin and other drugs while driving through Wayne, New Jersey.
The arrest was made around 5:30 p.m. Two Wayne NJ police officers were conducting traffic patrols on Route 23 when they reportedly saw the suspect talking on her cell phone while driving a 2005 four-door Nissan Sentra that had Pennsylvania license plates.
The Wayne patrol cops stopped the suspect’s vehicle near Route 23 and Packanack Lake Road. The vehicle occupants included the driver, a 19-year-old woman from Jefferson NJ, and a passenger, an 18-year-old male from Haskell, NJ, as well as an unidentified passenger.
While speaking with the driver, police allegedly spotted drug paraphernalia in plain view. A subsequent search of the suspect’s car reportedly turned up 11 glassine bags of heroin. The bags were allegedly stamped with labels reading “Thunder” and “Brequet.” Police also allegedly discovered two empty glassine bags that may have been filled with heroin at some point.
Additionally, the Wayne police officers reportedly found the suspects in possession of marijuana, an Alprazolam pill, and two used hypodermic needles.
The driver, who lives in the Oak Ridge area of Jefferson, New Jersey, was placed under arrest and charged with numerous drug crimes, including simple possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia possession, possession of a hypodermic needle, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) in a motor vehicle. She was also cited for a traffic violation for driving while using a cell phone.
Meanwhile, the male passenger in the motor vehicle was also arrested. He was subsequently charged with possession of heroin.
After being charged and processed, both suspects were released with pending court dates.
To learn more about this case, access the DailyRecord.com article, “‘Thunder’ Heroin Found on Jefferson Teen.”