Mother, Son Arrested for Possession of Heroin in Elmwood Park, New Jersey
According to law enforcement, the two suspects were in a vehicle driving on East 55th Street in Elmwood Park NJ when patrol officers pulled them over.
At some point during the traffic stop, the police officers became suspicious. A search of the vehicle allegedly turned up 10 bags of heroin and 6 Xanax pills.
The suspects were placed under arrest without incident. Both suspects have been charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) in a motor vehicle. Additionally, the male suspect has been charged with possession of heroin.
It is believed that the two suspects are related – the male suspect is said to be the son of the female suspect. The male suspect is 29 years old, while the female suspect is 61 years old.
After being arrested and processed, both suspects were released from police custody on their own recognizance. They will have to appear in Elmwood Park Municipal Court at a later date to answer the charges against them.
If either suspect is convicted on the CDS possession charges, they could face significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 39:4-49.1, it is against the law for anyone to operate a motor vehicle while knowingly possessing any controlled dangerous substance such as heroin, cocaine, marijuana, or prescription drugs. A conviction for possession of a CDS in a motor vehicle can result in a driver’s license suspension for 2 years.
For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Mother and Son Charged with Drug Offenses in Elmwood Park.”