A woman from Succasunna NJ has been charged with child endangerment and other crimes after she allegedly planted drugs on a teenage boy in Sparta, New Jersey.
According to authorities, the suspect was trying to set up the victim, a 16-year-old boy, so that he would be arrested by law enforcement for illegal possession of prescription drugs.
On January 3, 2017, Sparta NJ police officers were sent to Sparta High School after receiving a report of a minor in possession of illegal narcotics. When Sparta cops got to the scene, they found the 16-year-old student with prescription drugs in his backpack. The prescription drugs reportedly included 13 oxycodone pills.
The juvenile student told police that he had no idea how the prescription medication had gotten into his bag. Police did not arrest the teenager, but the high school suspended him while authorities investigated.
Sparta NJ detectives spoke with the teenager and eventually determined that the suspect may have planted the evidence in the teen’s backpack.
The suspect lives in Succasunna, an unincorporated community located within Roxbury Township in Morris County, New Jersey. She has been charged with multiple crimes, including endangering the welfare of a child, cyber harassment, providing false reports to law enforcement authorities, and fabricating evidence.
It is unclear what the suspect’s motive may have been or how she knows the teenager.
For additional information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “N.J. Woman Accused of Planting Drugs in Teen’s Backpack.”