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Cocaine, heroin found during traffic stop in Mount Olive Township

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Flanders man was taken into custody last week after drugs and drug paraphernalia were allegedly found during a traffic stop in Mount Olive Township.

On July 7, at 2:19 p.m., township officers were patrolling Main Street in Flanders when an officer observed a 2010 Mazda travelling south in the northbound lanes. The officer stopped the vehicle and came in contact with the driver, who was identified as James Laroche, 40, police said.

While officers were investigating the motor vehicle stop, they determined that Laroche had a suspended driver’s license. Officers also observed him making furtive movements in his glove box while they investigated, police said.

Laroche was asked to exit the vehicle for further investigation and while he exited the vehicle, he discarded suspected heroin, cocaine and drug paraphernalia from his person onto the roadway. He was arrested and the evidence was secured, police said.

Laroche was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of CDS in a motor vehicle, carless driving, failure to maintain a lane, driving while suspended, unlicensed driver and failure to possess vehicle registration. He was released pending a court appearance.

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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