The arrest occurred around 5:30 p.m. A couple of Wayne police officers were on patrol along Route 23 in Wayne when they spotted the suspect using her cell phone while driving a 2005 Nissan Sentra with Pennsylvania license plates.
The Wayne patrol officers stopped the car near Route 23 and Packanack Lake Road. Among the vehicle occupants were the 19-year-old driver, a female from Jefferson Township, and an 18-year-old male passenger from Haskell, New Jersey.
Police spoke with the driver and allegedly noticed drug paraphernalia in plain view inside the vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle allegedly led to the discovery of 11 glassine bags of heroin stamped with labels reading “Thunder” and “Brequet.”
Wayne NJ police also allegedly discovered the suspects with marijuana, an Alprazolam pill, and two hypodermic syringes.
The driver, who resides in the Oak Ridge section of Jefferson, NJ, was arrested and charged with several drug offenses, including simple possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a hypodermic needle, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) in a motor vehicle. She was also cited for a traffic offense for using a cell phone while driving.
Meanwhile, the passenger was also placed under arrest. He has been charged with possession of heroin.
After being arrested and processed, the suspects were released on their own recognizance. They both have pending court dates.
For additional information about this case, read the DailyRecord.com article, “‘Thunder’ Heroin Found on Jefferson Teen.”