A Succasunna New Jersey woman faces criminal charges for endangering the welfare of a child after she allegedly planted prescription drugs on a Sparta NJ teenager.
According to law enforcement, the suspect attempted to set up the victim, a 16-year-old boy, and get him arrested for illegal prescription drug possession.
On January 3, 2017, the Sparta Police Department received a call about a juvenile who was in possession of illegal drugs. Sparta NJ police officers went to the school and found the student with prescription drugs, including oxycodone pills, in his backpack.
The student told detectives that the drugs did not belong to him and that he did not know how they ended up in his backpack.
Sparta detectives interviewed the teenager and eventually identified the adult suspect as the person who may have planted the drugs in the student’s bag.
The suspect is from Succasunna, which is located within Roxbury Township in Morris County, NJ. She has been charged with numerous criminal offenses, including child endangerment, cyber harassment, providing false reports to law enforcement authorities, and fabricating evidence.
To learn more about this case, go to the NJ.com article, “N.J. Woman Accused of Planting Drugs in Teen’s Backpack.”