Wayne NJ police arrested a Parsippany man and a Mountain Lakes man who were allegedly in possession of a large quantity of heroin.
The arrests were made following a traffic stop around 5:25 p.m. on Route 80 in Wayne, New Jersey. Two Wayne NJ detectives pulled over the suspects’ car on the westbound side of the highway after allegedly observing the vehicle failing to keep within lanes. The police officers also reportedly spotted the driver of the car talking on his cell phone.
While talking to the driver, a 21-year-old man from Parsippany, one of the detectives allegedly saw a glassine bag of heroin inside the car.
When police officers searched the vehicle passenger, a 30-year-old man from Mountain Lakes NJ, they allegedly found 40 bags of heroin.
A subsequent search of the vehicle reportedly turned up 27 envelopes of heroin stamped with “1738” in blue ink. Additionally, police reportedly discovered a hypodermic needle in the vehicle.
Wayne police discovered a total of 67 bags of heroin. As a result, both suspects were placed under arrest and charged with numerous drug crimes, including possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. The driver of the car was also charged with possession of a hypodermic needle and cited for several traffic offenses, including careless driving, failure to maintain lanes, distracted driving, driving with a suspended license, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) in a motor vehicle.
After being arrested and processed, the suspects were released from police custody on their own recognizance.
For further information about this case, access the DailyRecord.com article, “67 Bags of Heroin found on Morris Duo, Cops Say.”