MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Two Sussex County residents face drug charges after a traffic stop in Mount Olive Township on Friday, police said.
Cindy Vorce, 47, of Stanhope was charged with possession of a prescription legend drug, under the influence of controlled dangerous substance, DWI, reckless driving, failure to maintain lane, and failure to notify change of address.
Ronald R. Fischer, 47, of Stanhope was charged with possession of controlled dangerous substance schedule I-IV, under the influence of controlled dangerous substance, and possession of paraphernalia.
On Aug. 30, at 1:59 p.m., an officer was on routine patrol when the officer observed a 2006 Jeep stopped on Route 46 east at the intersection of Mt. Olive Road with the driver appearing to be slumped downward, with their eyes closed, police said.
The vehicle did move as traffic proceeded down the roadway, with the driver failing to maintain the lane of travel. The officer located the Jeep and initiated a traffic stop in the area of Old Ledgewood Road, police said.
The officer made contact with the driver, who was identified as Vorce, and the passenger, who was identified as Fischer. As the officer spoke with Vorce the officer observed that she allegedly appeared to be impaired. She was asked to exit the vehicle for field sobriety testing, police said.
During the course of the investigation it was determined that Fischer was allegedly in possession of a vial containing a white powdery substance, as well as the tip of a pen also containing a powdery residue, and was placed under arrest, police said.
Vorce was also placed under arrest, and both parties were transported to police headquarters, police said.
During a further investigation at police headquarters, Vorce was allegedly in possession of a prescription bottle containing 25 Gabapentin pills. The prescribed party listed on the bottle was not Vorce. Ms. Vorce submitted to chemical breath testing and an examination by a Drug Recognition Expert, police said.
Both were released to a sober driver pending a court hearing.