The Pequannock Township Police Department got a call about a man pushing a baby stroller and selling drugs around the Newark Pompton Turnpike. Pequannock police officers were then dispatched to the scene to conduct an investigation.
When police officers got to the area, they allegedly saw the 20-year-old suspect in a park and pushing a stroller with his infant son. When the officers walked toward the suspect, he allegedly dropped what appeared to be a white powdery substance onto the ground.
The police officers spoke with the suspect and noticed a bulge in one of his socks. Police conducted a search of the suspect and allegedly found him in possession of 14 tablets of Percocet.
Although Pequannock NJ police believe that the suspect was probably conducting drug sales in the area, they could not charge him with prescription drug distribution because police did not actually see him make any illegal drug sales.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect was remanded to the Morris County Correctional Facility in Morristown, NJ. He was initially being held at the facility on a $50,000 bail amount.
While the suspect was being processed, his infant son was turned over to the custody of a family member.
For more information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Percocet Playdate? Man Had Drugs in Sock, Infant in Stroller, Cops Say.”