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.