Haworth New Jersey police arrested a local man who allegedly took a psychedelic drug and then burglarized a local public school.
According to Haworth NJ officials, the suspect unlawfully entered the Haworth Public School around 3:40 a.m. and vandalized the school building. The vandalism reportedly included the suspect smashing several glass trophy cases, ripping posters off the school walls, and triggering a fire alarm.
Haworth NJ cops responded to the alarm and reportedly saw the suspect walking around the building and hallucinating.
Police later determined that the suspect used a drug called “morning glory” before he broke into the school.
Police also searched the school building in order to determine that it was safe for students to enter the building later that day.
Meanwhile, the suspect was taken to Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus, New Jersey for evaluation and medical treatment. He was later remanded to the Bergen County Jail, which is located in Hackensack, New Jersey.
The 20-year-old suspect, who resides in Haworth NJ, faces criminal charges for burglary, criminal trespass, and creating a false public alarm.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the very serious burglary charges, he would be subject to significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2, burglary is typically classified as a third degree crime. A conviction on third degree burglary charges could result in the suspect being sentenced to 3-5 years in NJ State Prison.
For additional information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Man High on Psychedelic Drug Trashed Haworth School, Cops Say.”