Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Stop Car in Alpine NJ, Allegedly Find Heroin
Palisades Interstate Parkway police pulled over a car in Alpine NJ and arrested two men who were allegedly in possession of 400 envelopes of heroin.
Police stopped the suspects’ blue 2013 Acura near exit 2 of the Palisades Interstate Parkway in Alpine, New Jersey. Police pulled over the car because it allegedly had tinted brake light covers and tinted windows, in violation of NJ law.
When police approached the vehicle on foot, they allegedly smelled pot coming from inside the car. Police spoke with the two vehicle occupants, 22-year-old males from New York, and ordered the suspects to step out of the car.
Police then conducted a search of the passenger and reportedly found him in possession of a switchblade knife.
Additionally, police allegedly discovered 400 wax fold envelopes of heroin inside the vehicle. According to law enforcement, the heroin weighed almost five ounces and carries an estimated street value of more than $6,500.
The two suspects were placed under arrest and subsequently charged with several drug crimes, including simple possession of marijuana, heroin possession with intent to distribute, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The driver of the car was also charged with multiple traffic offenses, while the passenger was charged with a weapons offense because of the knife allegedly in his possession.
After being arrested and processed, the suspects were transported to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. The suspects remained held at the jail on separate $35,000 bail amounts.
For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “400 Envelopes of Heroin Found in Traffic Stop, Cops Say.”