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Cocaine, marijuana found during traffic stop in Newton

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Middlesex County woman is facing several charges after police allegedly find cocaine and marijuana during a traffic stop Friday night in Newton.

Patricia Henry, 61, of Fords was charged with third-degree possession of controlled dangerous substance schedule II, disorderly offense possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, disorderly offense possession of drug paraphernalia, maintenance of lamps, open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, and operation of a motor vehicle while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

On Feb. 14 at 9:30 p.m., an officer stopped a 2003 Ford Explorer traveling north on Main Street for having an inoperable left front headlight, police said.

As the officer approached the driver’s side of the vehicle, the officer smelled the odor of marijuana emanating from the interior of the vehicle and the driver was identified as Henry, police said.

A subsequent search of Henry’s vehicle yielded less than fifty grams of marijuana, two small “corner” bags which contained suspected cocaine, drug paraphernalia and an open container of beer, police said.

Henry was charged and 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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