Washington Township police officers arrested two women who were allegedly caught with a small amount of heroin in their car.
Authorities made the arrests just before midnight, shortly after a Washington Township patrol cop saw the suspects driving a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu on East Avenue. The police officer pulled over the vehicle because he allegedly observed the driver commit a moving violation.
While talking to the driver, the patrol officer reportedly spotted a hypodermic needle visible inside the motor vehicle. A subsequent search of the car reportedly led to the discovery of 41 bags of heroin and 18 hypodermic needles.
The driver of the Chevrolet is a 27-year-old Newton woman, while the passenger is a 30-year-old Mansfield NJ woman. They were both placed under arrest and charged with several drug crimes, including possession of heroin, possession of hypodermic needles, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Moreover, the driver was also cited for multiple traffic violations, including speeding and failing to wear a seatbelt.
After being arrested and processed, the suspects were released on their own recognizance with pending court dates in Morris County Superior Court.
To learn more about this case, go to the DailyRecord.com article, “Two Women Facing Heroin Charges in Washington Twp.”