SPARTA TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – Two Pennsylvania men are facing drug charges after police allegedly find heroin during a traffic stop last week in Sparta Township, according to Sparta Township Police Lieutenant John Lamon.
Brandon Soares 24, of Milford was charged with possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, failure to maintain lane, maintenance of lamps, and failure to exhibit an insurance card.
Kevin Leisenheimer, 25, of Milford was charged with possession of heroin, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
On Aug. 9 at around 4:30 p.m., a township officer stopped a black Ford Fiesta travelling Route 15 north for failing to maintain its lane, Lamon said.
Upon approaching the vehicle, the driver, who was identified as Soares, allegedly stated that he was not very good at driving a stick shift. The officer observed a wax fold, which is used to store heroin, on the vehicle’s console, Lamon said.
Police searched the vehicle and found 11 full wax folds of heroin and 45 empty wax folds throughout the vehicle. Soares took ownership of the heroin that was found, Lamon said.
A further search of the vehicle revealed a cigarette pack containing 23 wax folds of heroin which belonged to the passenger, who was identified as Leisenheimer, Lamon said.
Both men were arrested and transported to the Sparta Police station. Both were released pending a court appearance.