Wayne New Jersey police made the arrests during two separate traffic stops. The first arrest was made after a Wayne patrol officer observed a 2001 Jeep Cherokee driving on the roadway with a cracked windshield. As a result, the officer stopped the vehicle for equipment violations.
The driver of the vehicle pulled over in the parking lot of a Quick Check at the intersection of Hamburg Turnpike and Pompton Road. The officer spoke with the driver and reportedly noticed the passenger “acting suspiciously.” According to police, the passenger kept trying to move around in an attempt to hide various items in his pants.
A subsequent search of the vehicle reportedly led to the discovery of 30 bags of heroin. According to law enforcement, the bags of heroin had been stamped with “Last Hit” and “Dirty Jerz.”
Later that same week, a Wayne detective made another heroin arrest. The detective reportedly witnessed suspicious activity in a parking lot at 1400 Route 23 North in Wayne, New Jersey. The detective approached the vehicle and reportedly saw the driver holding an uncapped needle in his hand. Moreover, the driver allegedly had a number of used glassine bags of heroin on his lap.
Another Wayne NJ police officer showed up at the scene to back up the detective. The officer allegedly saw that the passenger in the backseat had several glassine bags of heroin on his lap as well.
A subsequent search of the vehicle allegedly turned up 37 bags of heroin stamped with “The Finals.”
The 28-year-old driver, who lives in Montague, and the 27-year-old passenger, who lives in Port Jervis NJ, were both arrested. They have been charged with multiple drug crimes, including possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a syringe.
For more information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Wayne Cops: We Found 67 Bags of Heroin in 2 Vehicle Stops.”