Vineland Police Arrested Suspects Accused of Possessing Heroin in Car with Baby
Vineland NJ police arrested three suspects accused of driving through the city with a large amount of heroin. Moreover, the suspects allegedly had a young child present in the vehicle at the time.
Vineland police officers were on patrol a short time before 10:00 p.m. when they reportedly saw a motor vehicle committing a traffic violation near the intersection of North Delsea Drive and West Park Avenue in Vineland, New Jersey. The Vineland NJ cops pulled over the vehicle and spoke with the three adults inside the car. At some point during the conversation, police officers reportedly saw illegal drugs in plain view.
Police searched the car and allegedly discovered a large quantity of narcotics, including 657 wax paper baggies filled with heroin, a bag containing cocaine, and assorted drug paraphernalia. Vineland detectives seized the drugs, as well as nearly $1,500 in cash, and placed the suspects under arrest.
Police also took custody of a three-year-old child who was in the car. One of the vehicle occupants reportedly has legal custody of the kid.
The suspects include a 30-year-old woman from North Carolina, a 26-year-old man from North Carolina, and a 26-year-old man from Villas, NJ. All three suspects have been charged with very serious drug offenses, including possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of heroin, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Additionally, the North Carolina male suspect was charged with possession of cocaine because police allegedly found him carrying the bag filled with cocaine.
After being arrested and processed, the two men were transported to the Cumberland County Jail in Bridgeton, New Jersey. They were being held at the correctional facility in lieu of separate bail amounts of $157,500.
Meanwhile, the female suspect was released from police custody because she needed to take care of the young child. However, it is worth noting that a drug crime conviction could potentially result in the suspect permanently losing custody of her kid.
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