Riverdale New Jersey police arrested a man who allegedly had 48 bags of heroin in his motor vehicle.
A Riverdale patrol officer stopped a red Chevy Blazer on Hamburg Turnpike when the officer recognized the driver. According to police, it was known among law enforcement that the driver had a suspended driver’s license and outstanding warrants out for his arrest.
When the driver could not produce a valid driver’s license or proof of registration for the car, the officer instructed him to step out of the vehicle.
As the driver got out of the car, the officer reportedly saw a hypodermic needle sticking out of a cigarette pack in the driver’s side door compartment.
A subsequent search of the car allegedly turned up 48 bags of heroin. According to police, the bags were stamped with the word “casino.”
Police also allegedly discovered several empty bags, four Alprazolam pills, and “other items used to ingest” heroin.
The suspect was arrested and transported to Riverdale police headquarters for processing.
The suspect was charged with several drug crimes, including possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of hypodermic needles.
Police also issued several traffic citations, including driving while suspended.
Riverdale police revealed that the suspect has numerous outstanding warrants for his arrest. The warrants had been issued out of Bloomingdale, Franklin, Montville, Wayne, and Woodland Park.
The suspect is currently at the Morris County Correctional Facility in Morristown NJ, where is being held on a $10,000 bail amount.
For more information about this case, go to the NJ.com article entitled “Riverdale Cops Find 48 Bags of Heroin Inside Suspended Driver’s Car.”