Budd Lake trio arrested, State Police seize $650 worth of drugs during traffic stop

PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS, NJ (Morris County) – New Jersey State Police arrest three Budd Lake residents and seize $650 worth of drugs during a traffic stop, state police said.

Hope Mackenzie, 22, Alea Bauer, 23, and Eric Robinson, 22, all of Budd Lake, N.J., were charged with possession of heroin, possession of crack cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of hypodermic needles, and criminally under the influence. Mackenzie was also charged with DWI.

On Saturday at 10:49 p.m., troopers stopped Mackenzie for a traffic violation westbound on Interstate 80 at milepost 46 in Parsippany-Troy Hills, state police said.

During the stop, troopers determined that Mackenzie was allegedly under the influence and arrested her for DWI, state police said.

After further investigation, troopers discovered more than 70 bags of heroin, crack cocaine, hypodermic needles, and drug paraphernalia inside of the vehicle. The passengers, Bauer and Robinson, were then arrested, state police said.

All three were released pending a future court date.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook


(Photo: Courtesy New Jersey State Police)