Mount Olive police arrested a man accused of driving in the area with a large amount of heroin in his car.
According to authorities, Mount Olive NJ patrol officers were driving along Route 46 when they heard the sound of a muffler on a blue Toyota. The police officers then reportedly observed the vehicle fail to stop for another car, so they stopped the driver.
Police spoke with the suspect and noticed that he appeared to be nervous. Additionally, the suspect was allegedly providing the officers with conflicting statements. So police instructed the suspect to exit his vehicle.
A later search of the suspect’s motor vehicle allegedly led to the discovery of two bricks of heroin, a large amount of cash, and a tin foil shaped like a spoon for possible drug use.
The suspect was subsequently arrested and moved to Mount Olive police headquarters so that he could be processed.
The 40-year-old suspect lives in Budd Lake, an unincorporated community in Mount Olive, NJ. He faces criminal charges for heroin possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect was released from police custody on his own recognizance. He will have to appear in Morris County Superior Court, located in Morristown, at a later date to address the drug crime charges against him.
For further information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Loud Muffler Leads Police to 2 Bricks of Heroin, Cops Say.”