A 29-year-old Dover woman was arrested in Newark, NJ after police allegedly found her in possession of a large quantity of heroin.
Essex County sheriff’s officers were on patrol in the South Ward of Newark when they allegedly observed the suspect illegally backing a Honda Accord onto the street.
The officers pulled over the suspect and discovered that she was allegedly driving with a suspended license.
The officers ordered the suspect out of the car and allegedly saw a “large bulge” in her pants pocket. According to authorities, a later search of the suspect resulted in officers finding 100 glassine envelopes of heroin stuffed in a cigarette package.
The suspect was arrested and charged with possession of heroin and possession of heroin with intent to distribute. Due to her location near Weequahic Park and a school on Dayton Street, the suspect also faces enhanced charges of possession with intent to distribute in a school zone and possession with intent to distribute near a park.
The suspect was also cited for several motor vehicle violations.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “NJ Woman Arrested on Drug Charges after Being Stopped for Traffic Violation.”
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