The arrest was made late at night. Palisades Interstate Parkway police stopped the suspect’s pickup truck after reportedly seeing that the suspect’s truck had its headlights turned off. A PIP police officer ordered the suspect to pull over on the side of the southbound highway.
The PIP police officer who made the traffic stop saw that the truck’s back license plate was improperly mounted. The officer took a closer look and reportedly saw that the license plate was being used to cover up another license plate on back of the truck. The officer ran a computer search on the vehicle and allegedly learned that the license plate was reported stolen.
The suspect, a 45-year-old man from Staten Island New York, reportedly told the officer that he could search the vehicle. When the officer conducted a search of the pickup truck, he allegedly found drugs and drug-related items, including a bag of cocaine and heroin and two hydromorphone pills.
Moreover, the suspect reportedly informed police that he had a backpack in his truck and that the bag was filled with steroids and needles. As a result, police searched the truck again and allegedly came across three syringes, a glass vial of testosterone cypionate anabolic steroid, and multiple bags of prescription medication. According to law enforcement, the prescription medicine bags had not been prescribed to the suspect.
After being placed under arrested and processed, the suspect was transported to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. He was being held at the jail in lieu of a $50,000 bail amount.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Staten Island Man Caught with Steroids, Heroin, Cocaine, Police Say.”