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2 face drug charges following traffic stop in Morris County

DENVILLE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Two Morris County residents are facing drug charges following a traffic stop Monday in Denville Township.

On September 19, police stopped a vehicle on Lackawanna Avenue for motor vehicle violations, police said.

During the course of the investigation that followed, it was discovered that the driver, who was identified as Jeanne Hicks, 51, of Denville Township, was allegedly in possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) and CDS paraphernalia, police said.

Officers also discovered that the passenger of the vehicle, who was identified as Ronald Washington, 62, of Dover was allegedly in possession of CDS, CDS paraphernalia and a large amount of currency, police said.

Based on the totality of the circumstances, officers believed that Hicks and Washington were conspiring to distribute CDS, police said.

Hicks and Washington were each charged with possession of CDS with intent to distribute, conspiracy to distribute CDS, possession of CDS, and possession of CDS paraphernalia. Both were lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility, police said.

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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