READINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A Hunterdon County woman was charged after police found drugs during a traffic stop Monday morning, police said.
Heather Bear, 36, of Hampton was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of hypodermic needles and possession of drug paraphernalia.
At around 3:00 a.m. hours, police arrested Bear during a traffic stop on Route 22, police said.
An officer observed several signs that Bear was someone who allegedly used heroin and asked for consent to search her vehicle, police said.
Bear refused a consent search and K-9 Jax from the Flemington Boro Police Department sniffed the exterior of the vehicle and gave a positive indication for the odor of narcotics, police said.
The officer searched the interior of the vehicle and located 13 bags of heroin, one small bag of crack, a crack pipe, 6 hypodermic needles, three schedule IV prescription pills without a valid prescription and several pieces of drug paraphernalia used to inject heroin, police said.
Bear was lodged at the Hunterdon County Jail.