RNJ News Department

Two charged with distribution of heroin in Sussex County

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – Two Sussex County residents were arrested for distribution of heroin following a police investigation Wednesday evening.

At 10:30 p.m., Detectives from the Sussex County Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Task Force and the Newton Police Department conducted a traffic stop on Swartswood Road as part of an ongoing investigation, Newton Police Chief Michael Richards said.

Howard Dieterle, 56, of Fredon was a passenger in the vehicle and was allegedly found to be in possession of heroin, Richards said.

During the investigation, further information was developed that led to the arrest of Shana Segarra, 36, of Newton, for alleged distribution of heroin. She was arrested at her residence on Swartswood Road, Richards said.

The driver of the vehicle was not charged, Richards said.

Dieterle was charged with 2 counts of third-degree distribution of a controlled dangerous substance [heroin] and third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance [heroin]. He was subsequently lodged in the Sussex County Jail pursuant to the New Jersey Bail Reform Act.

Segarra was charged with 2 counts of third-degree distribution of a controlled dangerous substance [heroin]. She was released pending an appearance in Superior Court, Central Judicial Processing.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook