Madison NJ police arrested three (3) people for possession of crack cocaine, heroin, prescription pills, and drug paraphernalia.
A Madison NJ police officer responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle on Sayre Court. When the officer arrived at the scene, he saw the vehicle, which was occupied by 38-year-old Madison NJ resident Stephen Bird, 52-year-old Orange NJ resident Dina Carter, and 38-year-old Massachusetts resident Peter Sermabeikian.
The officer stated that he observed drug paraphernalia in plain view inside the car. Additionally, all three (3) suspects were allegedly found in possession of cocaine, heroin, prescription pills, and drug paraphernalia.
In New Jersey, heroin possession is governed under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10. As set forth by the statute, possession of even a small amount of heroin can be classified as a third degree felony. If convicted of third degree heroin possession, Mr. Bird, Mr. Carter, and Mr. Sermabeikian could each face up to five (5) years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being charged, the three (3) suspects were taken to the Morris County Correctional Facility.
For more information, read the NJ.com article entitled “Trio Had Crack Cocaine, Pills in Car, Madison Cops Say.“