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.