Mount Olive NJ police arrested a man who was allegedly high on heroin at a local playground.
A police officer responded to a report of a man who appeared intoxicated at a playground on Brock Lane. When the officer arrived at the scene, he found the 24-year-old suspect asleep inside the playground.
The officer approached the suspect and allegedly saw a syringe on the ground. According to police, the suspect had used the needle to inject heroin at the playground.
The suspect was arrested and taken into custody. Authorities indicated that a later pat-down of the suspect turned up heroin, another syringe, and drug paraphernalia.
The suspect has been charged with possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, and being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS).
As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10, possession of heroin is a very serious criminal offense. The statute stipulates that possession of even a small amount of heroin is punishable by a sentence of between three and five years in New Jersey State Prison.
For more information, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Cops: Man Was Unconscious, on Heroin, in Mount Olive Playground.”