More than 300 bags of heroin found during traffic stop in Newton

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – Two Sussex County residents were arrested after police find more than 300 bags of heroin during a traffic stop Sunday afternoon in Newton.

At 3:45 p.m., an officer stopped a vehicle on Main Street for a speeding violation, Newton Police Lieutenant Robert Osborn said. 

While the officer was speaking with the occupants of the vehicle, who were identified as Tina Mahboub, 38, and her passenger, Felix Torres, 32, of both of Branchville, the officer allegedly detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the car, Osborn said.

Police found 331 bags of heroin and marijuana within the vehicle, Osborn said.

Both were charged with two counts of third-degree possession of heroin with intent to distribute, third-degree possession of heroin with intent to distribute within 100 feet of a school zone, third-degree possession of heroin and possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana.

Mahboub was also charged with speeding, improper plates, view obstruction and possession of CDS in motor vehicle.

Both were lodged in the Sussex County Jail.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook

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