Ridgewood NJ Man Caught with Suspected Heroin and Synthetic Marijuana in Car
A man was arrested and charged with heroin possession after allegedly crashing his car into a tree in Ridgewood, New Jersey.
Ridgewood NJ police arrested Nicholas Demetro after a car accident. According to police, Mr. Demetro’s vehicle jumped into the opposite lane and slammed into a tree on Fairfield Avenue.
Authorities later searched the vehicle and allegedly found a substance believed to be synthetic marijuana. Police also indicated that they recovered from Mr. Demetro’s vehicle heroin and hypodermic needles.
After the accident, Mr. Demetro was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center for treatment.
In New Jersey, heroin possession is codified in N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10. According to the statute, possession of even a small amount of heroin can be classified as a third degree felony. If Mr. Demetro is convicted of third degree heroin possession, he could be sentenced to as many as five (5) years in NJ State Prison.
To learn more, read the NJ.com article entitled “Ridgewood Man Who Struck Tree Had Heroin, Synthetic Weed in Car, Cops Say.“