Jefferson Township Police Arrest Men for Possession of 100 Folds of Heroin

By Travis Tormey posted in Drug Charges on Sunday, September 22, 2013

Last month, Jefferson Township police arrested township residents on heroin charges.

When 24-year-old Alexander Sotnyk spotted a police officer while pulling out of his driveway, he attempted to elude the officer by suddenly retreating into his residence.

32-year-old Bruce Coston III, a passenger in the vehicle, also tried to elude the officer. Later, the officer found that Mr. Coston was wanted on a warrant from Seaside Heights Municipal Court.

The officer also found 100 folds of suspected heroin and a hypodermic needle in the vehicle.

Mr. Sotnyk and Mr. Coston were charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Heroin possession in New Jersey is addressed by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10. The statute classifies possession of even a small amount of heroin as a third degree offense. If convicted of third degree heroin possession, Mr. Sotnyk and Mr. Coston could each face up to five (5) years in New Jersey State Prison.

Mr. Sotynk and Mr. Coston were both being held in the Morris County Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.

For more information, see the article entitled “Jefferson Police: Men Had 100 Folds of Heroin in Car.


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