A young woman was arrested on heroin charges in Hopatcong, NJ after her mother called police to report a possible car theft.
Police were alerted to an alleged drug deal when the 17-year-old suspect’s mother dialed 911 and indicated that her daughter was using her car to go and purchase heroin. Sometime later, a Hopatcong detective stopped the vehicle. The detective knew the girl and realized that she was driving past the hours allowed under the state’s provisional driver’s license law.
After the detective stopped the car, the suspect and her four passengers all gave conflicting stories about where they were headed.
When the girl’s mother arrived at the scene, she consented to a search of the vehicle. The search allegedly turned up heroin, prescription drugs, cocaine, and hypodermic needles.
All five occupants of the vehicle were arrested and charged with various offenses. The 17-year-old suspect was charged with possession of heroin because she allegedly had two bags in her purse that contained trace amounts of the drug. The other occupants were charged with an assortment of drug-related offenses, including possession of heroin, possession of crack cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of Xanax, and possession of Suboxone.
After being arrested and charged, the 17-year-old suspect was released into the custody of her mother. Meanwhile, two of the other suspects were taken to the Sussex County Jail in lieu of bail.
For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Hopatcong Mom’s Call to Police Leads to Arrest of Her Daughter, Four Others.“
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