MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A traffic stop led to the arrest of two people on drug charges in Mount Olive Township.
On Sept. 30, at 11:58 p.m., a township officer was on routine patrol when he observed a 2011 Ford parked in the parking lot of the Mall at Wild Geese, located at 375 Route 46, police said.
The officer observed two people sitting in the vehicle and as the officer entered the lot, the vehicle suddenly backed out of its parking space, and drove to the rear of the mall at a high rate of speed, police said.
The officer initiated a motor vehicle stop of the vehicle in the area of Wolfe Road, police said.
The driver was identified as Thomas M. Curtin, 31, of Ogdensburg and the passenger was identified as Kayla M. Persson, 28, of Hackettstown, police said.
Curtin had active warrants from Riverdale and Paterson courts totaling $3,500.00. He was then arrested, police said.
Officers searched the vehicle and allegedly found a glassine fold containing suspected heroin residue, eleven hypodermic syringes, and paraphernalia, police said.
Persson was arrested, and both were transported to police headquarters, police said.
Curtin and Persson were both charged with possession of heroin, possession of paraphernalia, and possession of hypodermic syringes.
Curtin was released on his own recognizance on the warrants. Both were released on the Mount Olive charges pending a court appearance.