Jefferson Township police arrested two (2) township residents on serious heroin charges.
While pulling out of his driveway, 24-year-old Alexander Sotnyk spotted a police officer. Mr. Sotnyk then tried to elude the officer by retreating into his residence.
A passenger in the vehicle, 32-year-old Bruce Coston III, also attempted to elude the officer.
When the officer investigated further, he found that Mr. Coston was wanted on a warrant from Seaside Heights Municipal Court. And when the officer searched the vehicle, he found 100 folds of suspected heroin and a hypodermic needle.
In New Jersey, heroin possession is governed by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10. As set forth by the statute, possession of even a small amount of heroin is a third degree offense. If convicted of third degree heroin possession, Mr. Sotnyk and Mr. Coston may each be sentenced to between three (3) and five (5) years in state prison.
Mr. Sotynk and Mr. Coston were both held in the Morris County Correctional Facility on $25,000.00 bail amounts.
For more information about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Jefferson Police: Men Had 100 Folds of Heroin in Car.“