Man Allegedly Attempted to Hide Heroin During Traffic Stop in Fort Lee, New Jersey
According to officials, the 38-year-old suspect was behind the wheel of a blue Saab and headed toward the George Washington Bridge when a Port Authority traffic officer spotted the vehicle traveling in the express bus lane. The Port Authority stopped the suspect’s car around 9:00 a.m.
The suspect, a Newark NJ resident, spoke with the officer and answered the officer’s questions during the traffic stop. According to the police officer, the suspect appeared to be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs.
At some point during their conversation, the suspect allegedly tried to hide a bag of heroin that was placed on the front passenger seat in his vehicle.
Not long after the suspect was placed under arrest, he allegedly told police officers that he bought six bags of heroin in Newark and then consumed three of the bags. After consuming the heroin, the suspect reportedly got behind the wheel of his car and drove toward Fort Lee.
The suspect was placed under arrest and charged with a number of criminal offenses, including possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a CDS in a motor vehicle, driving under the influence of drugs (DUI), and theft of movable property. The suspect was also issued many traffic citations, including failure to observe signs, driving without insurance, driving with a suspended license, and driving with an expired license.
Law enforcement later revealed that the suspect was already wanted on eight outstanding arrest warrants out of other municipalities in New Jersey.
For additional information about this case, go to the NJ.com article entitled “Intoxicated Driver Tried Hiding Heroin While Talking to Officer, Cops Say.”