Traffic Stop on Palisades Interstate Parkway Leads to Arrests for Heroin Possession
Palisades Interstate Parkway police conducted a traffic stop and arrested two men who allegedly had 400 envelopes of heroin in a car in Alpine, New Jersey.
Police officers stopped the suspects’ vehicle, a blue 2013 Acura, near exit 2 of the Palisades Interstate Parkway. The officers pulled over the vehicle because it reportedly had tinted brake light covers and tinted windows.
When the officers approached the car, they reportedly smelled marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Police then asked the two vehicle occupants, a couple of 22-year-old males from New York, to exit the car.
A subsequent search of the passenger allegedly turned up a switchblade knife.
Police also searched the car and allegedly discovered 400 wax fold envelopes of heroin. According to authorities, the heroin weighed almost five ounces and has an estimated street value of approximately $6,600.
The two suspects have been charged with a number of drug crimes, including simple possession of marijuana, heroin possession with intent to distribute, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The driver of the vehicle was also charged with a number of traffic violations, while the passenger was charged with a weapons offense.
After being arrested and processed, the suspects were taken to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. They were each being held at the jail in lieu of separate $35,000 bail amounts.
To learn more about this case, go to the NJ.com article entitled “400 Envelopes of Heroin Found in Traffic Stop, Cops Say.”