NY Man Accused of Possessing Cocaine, Heroin, Steroids While Driving on PIP in Tenafly, NJ
The arrest stemmed from a traffic stop made during late-night hours. A Palisades Interstate Parkway police officer pulled over the suspect’s pickup truck after allegedly observing that the truck did not have its headlights turned on. A PIP police officer instructed the suspect to stop on the side of the highway.
The PIP police officer who initiated the traffic stop noticed that the license plate on the back of the truck was improperly mounted. The officer inspected the vehicle and reportedly saw that the license plate was covering up another license plate that had been reported stolen.
The suspect, a 45-year-old male who lives in Staten Island, New York, reportedly gave permission to the PIP police officer to search the vehicle. When the officer searched the pickup truck, he allegedly came across a bag filled with cocaine and heroin, in addition to two hydromorphone pills.
According to officials, the suspect later told police that he had a backpack containing steroids and needles. Police then searched the pickup truck again and reportedly found three syringes, a glass vial of testosterone cypionate anabolic steroid, and multiple bags of prescription medication that were not filled out in the suspect’s name.
After being placed under arrested and charged, the suspect was moved to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. He was being held at the correctional facility in lieu of $50K bail.
For more information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Staten Island Man Caught with Steroids, Heroin, Cocaine, Police Say.”