Staten Island Man Allegedly Had Heroin, Cocaine, Steroids While Driving through Tenafly, New Jersey
Palisades Interstate Parkway police initiated a traffic stop after reportedly observing the suspect driving a pickup truck with its headlights turned off late at night. A police officer directed the suspect to pull over on the southbound highway.
The PIP police officer noticed that the truck’s back license plate was not properly mounted. A closer look reportedly revealed that the license plate was being used to cover another license plate on the pickup truck. The officer ran a computer search on the truck and allegedly discovered that the license plate had been reported stolen.
The suspect, a 45-year-old man from Staten Island NY, reportedly gave the officer permission to search the truck. When the officer searched the pickup, he allegedly discovered a number of drug and drug-related items, including a bag filled with cocaine and heroin and two small hydromorphone pills.
Additionally, the suspect reportedly told police that he had a backpack in his truck that was filled with steroids and needles. As a result, police conducted a second search of the vehicle and allegedly discovered three syringes, a glass vial of testosterone cypionate anabolic steroid, and three prescription medication bags. According to officials, the prescription medicine bags were not in the suspect’s name.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was taken to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. He was being held at the correctional facility in lieu of $50,000 bail.
To learn more about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Staten Island Man Caught with Steroids, Heroin, Cocaine, Police Say.”