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Crack, heroin found during traffic stop in Mount Olive Township

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A woman is facing several charges after police allegedly find crack and heroin during a traffic stop Tuesday morning in Mount Olive Township.

On June 29, at 2:22 a.m., an officer was on Route 46 when he observed a lone vehicle described as a 2006 Hyundai Tucson sporadically changing lanes. The officer then stopped the vehicle and came in contact with the driver, who was identified as Chelsea Pruden, 28, of Washington, police said.

Pruden provided the officer with a signed title for the vehicle that had not yet been registered. She was then asked to exit the vehicle for a further investigation. As she exited her vehicle, the officer observed suspected crack and drug paraphernalia on the passenger seat, police said.

A search of the vehicle was conducted and officers found suspected crack and suspected heroin in the center console along with hypodermic syringe needles and additional drug paraphernalia. She was then arrested and transported to police headquarters, police said.

Pruden was charged with two counts of possession of CDS schedule I, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of hypodermic syringes for CDS use. She was additionally charged with motor vehicle summons for carless driving, unregistered motor vehicle and possession of CDS in a motor vehicle.

Pruden 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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