RNJ News Department

Man observed ingesting a substance, flees from cops

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A 27-year-old man observed by police allegedly ingesting a substance Saturday afternoon is facing drug charges.

At 3:20 p.m., a town police special officer observed a male, later identified as James L. Muller, ingesting a substance in the area of 120 Spring Street, police said. Muller’s hometown wasn’t released.

The officer approached the Muller and observed in his bag, in plain sight, syringes. He didn’t have a valid prescription for the syringes, police said.

When the officer was in the process of taking Muller into custody, he physically pulled away and ran down Moran Street, police said.

Police engaged in a foot pursuit and Muller was captured. Search, incident to arrest, provided that in Muller’s possession were syringes, non-prescribed prescription legend drugs and drug paraphernalia, police said.

Muller was charged with fourth-degree resisting arrest, obstruction, two counts possession of prescription legend drugs, possession of hypodermic needles and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Muller was processed and released pending court.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook