The Pequannock Township Police Department received a report of a man pushing a baby stroller and selling drugs near the Newark Pompton Turnpike. Pequannock police officers went to the scene to investigate the report.
When police officers arrived at the scene, they reportedly saw the 20-year-old suspect in a park with his infant son. As the officers approached the suspect, he allegedly dropped a white powdery substance onto the ground.
The officers also reportedly saw the suspect in possession of a plastic card and a cell phone covered in white powder.
Police investigated further and became increasingly suspicious when they saw a bulge in one of the suspect’s socks. A subsequent search of the suspect allegedly turned up 14 tablets of Percocet.
Although Pequannock police believe that the suspect was probably selling the drugs, they could not charge him with prescription drug distribution because police officers never actually saw him conduct any drug sales.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was taken to the Morris County Correctional Facility in Morristown, New Jersey. He was being held at the jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.
Meanwhile, the suspect’s young son was placed in the custody of a family member.
For further information about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Percocet Playdate? Man Had Drugs in Sock, Infant in Stroller, Cops Say.”