Wayne New Jersey police arrested a Parsippany man and a Mountain Lakes man accused of possessing a large amount of heroin.
Police made the arrests while conducting a traffic stop around 5:25 p.m. on Route 80 in Wayne, NJ. Two Wayne detectives stopped the suspects’ car on the westbound side of the highway after reportedly seeing the vehicle fail to maintain lanes. The police officers also allegedly saw the driver of the car talking on a cell phone.
While speaking to the driver, a 21-year-old Parsippany man, one of the detectives allegedly spotted a glassine bag of heroin inside the suspects’ vehicle.
When police subsequently searched the vehicle passenger, a 30-year-old Mountain Lakes man, they allegedly found him in possession of 40 bags of heroin.
Additionally, a thorough search of the vehicle allegedly led to the discovery of 27 envelopes of heroin stamped with “1738” in blue ink, as well as a hypodermic needle.
Wayne NJ police found a total of 67 bags of heroin either on the suspects or in the car. As a result, both suspects were arrested and charged with multiple drug offenses, including possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. Beyond that, the driver of the car was charged with possession of a hypodermic needle and issued tickets for numerous traffic violations, including careless driving, failure to maintain lanes, distracted driving, driving with a suspended license, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) in a motor vehicle.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspects were released on their own recognizance.
For additional information about this case, view the DailyRecord.com article, “67 Bags of Heroin found on Morris Duo, Cops Say.”