MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Budd Lake woman is facing drug charges after a traffic stop Friday evening.
Monica Banghard, 53, was charged with possession of CDS schedule I-IV, possession of a hypodermic syringe, possession of paraphernalia, unsafe turns, careless driving, failure to possess insurance card, uninsured motorist and possession of CDS in a motor vehicle.
At 5:10 p.m., an officer was on routine patrol when he observed a 2016 Chrysler make a left turn from Route 206 south onto Chestnut Way nearly causing a collision with oncoming traffic. The officer then stopped the vehicle in the area of Red Maple Lane, police said.
As Banghard searched through the vehicle for a valid insurance card, two hypodermic syringes allegedly fell to the front passenger floor in plain view, police said.
Banghard was asked to exit the vehicle, and a search was conducted. Officers found an additional hypodermic syringe, 11 glassine baggies containing suspected heroin, and two partial Xanax pills, police said.
Banghard was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters. She was released pending a court hearing.