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2 arrested on drug, weapons charges following crash in Morris County

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – The New Jersey State Police seize $20,400 worth of drugs and a gun following a car crash Friday morning in Hanover Township, state police said.

On Nov. 13, at 1:55 a.m., troopers responded to a single-car motor vehicle crash on Interstate 287 in Hanover Township. When troopers arrived, they discovered the occupants fled the scene and abandoned the vehicle, state police said.

A short time later, troopers located the driver, Carlos Ferrer, 43, and passenger, Heather Blessing, 38, both of Lancaster, PA walking on Route 10. Both were allegedly found to be in possession of a .380 caliber handgun, 800 alprazolam bars, 54 grams of cocaine, and $100 worth of heroin and arrested without incident.

While investigating at the scene, troopers allegedly discovered 46 grams of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia within the vehicle, state police said.

Ferrer and Blessing were charged with unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of weapons and CDS offenses, certain persons not to have weapons, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of prescription legend drugs with intent to distribute, possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, possession of prescription legend drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of hypodermic needles. Ferrer was also charged with criminal under the influence and driving while intoxicated, state police said.

Both were lodged at the Morris County Jail pending a detention hearing.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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