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.
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.”