Essex County sheriff’s officers on patrol in the South Ward of Newark pulled over the woman after allegedly observing her illegally backing a Honda Accord onto the street.
When the officers checked the suspect’s information, they learned that she was allegedly driving with a suspended license. At that point, the officers ordered the suspect out of the car.
The officers said that they saw a “large bulge” in the suspect’s pants pocket. A subsequent search of the suspect allegedly turned up 100 glassine envelopes of heroin in a cigarette package.
The suspect was charged with possession of heroin and possession of heroin with intent to distribute. Additionally, since the suspect was within 1,000 feet of a school on Dayton Street and within 500 feet of Weequahic Park, she was also charged with possession with intent to distribute in a school zone and possession with intent to distribute near a park.
The criminal charges were accompanied by several citations for motor vehicle violations.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect was taken to Essex County Jail and held there in lieu of $75,000 bail.
For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “NJ Woman Arrested on Drug Charges after Being Stopped for Traffic Violation.”
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