NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – Four people face drug charges after police conducted a traffic stop Tuesday evening in Newton, according to Newton Police Lieutenant Robert Osborn.
At 7:45 p.m., police stopped a 2003 silver Honda Accord on Hicks Avenue after a cooperative investigation by the Sussex County Gangs, Guns and Narcotic Task Force and the Newton police Department, Osborn said.
The vehicle was being operated by Michael Black, 39, of Dingman’s Ferry, PA. The passengers in the vehicle were identified as Joshua Lindfors, 29, of Dingman’s Ferry, PA, Timothy McClain, 37, and Alicia Stabp, 37, both of Newton, Osborn said.
Subsequently, McClain and Stabp were allegedly found to be in possession of heroin and hypodermic needles, Osborn said.
McClain and Stabp were both charged with third-degree possession of heroin and possession of hypodermic needles.
Black and Linfors were both charged with third-degree conspiracy to possess heroin. Black was also charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, unlicensed driver and no seatbelt.
All 4 were released pending court appearances.