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2 charged with methamphetamine possession after traffic stop in Lopatcong Twp.

LOPATCONG TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – Two Pennsylvania residents are facing drug charges after being stopped by police Monday evening.

Anthony Diehl, 25, of Bethlehem was charged with possession of a methamphetamine, possession of hypodermic needles, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also issued traffic summonses for failure to signal lane change and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle. Diehl will also face additional charges in Pohatcong Township for theft from Walmart.

Gabrielle Saleet, 20, of Bethlehem was charged with possession of methamphetamine, and possession of hypodermic needles.

On April 29, at around 4:08 p.m., an officer observed a vehicle make an abrupt lane change between two other vehicles without signaling the lane change and then stopped the vehicle on Route 22 west near Advanced Auto Parts, police said.

Upon stopping the vehicle, the driver was identified as Diehl and the rear passenger was identified as Saleet. During the investigation, it was determined that Diehl allegedly had stolen a camera from the Walmart in Pohatcong Township and a search of the vehicle revealed the stolen merchandise, police said.

Officers also allegedly located several hypodermic needles, 67 empty zip lock bags (some of which contained crystal methamphetamine residue) and a digital scale. Diehl was taken into custody and transported to the police station, police said.

Saleet was allegedly found in possession of a small plastic bag containing several grams of crystal methamphetamine, as well as three hypodermic needles. Saleet was also taken into custody and transported to the police station, police said.

Both were lodged in the Warren County Jail pending a court appearance.

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