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Hackettstown man arrested in Mount Olive with 15 folds of heroin, 10 syringes

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Hackettstown man is facing drug charges after police allegedly find heroin and hypodermic syringes during a traffic stop.

Andrew P. Collinson, 31, was charged with possession of CDS Schedule I-IV, possession of paraphernalia, possession of a hypodermic syringe, failure to stop, obstruction of view, and CDS in a motor vehicle.

On April 8, at 1:25 p.m., an officer was on routine patrol when he observed a 1994 Ford fail to stop at the stop sign as it turned onto Route 46 west out of the Village Green Shopping Center. The officer then stopped the vehicle in the area of Elizabeth Lane, police said.

The officer made contact with the driver, who was identified as Collinson, and the officer observed that Collinson was behaving in a suspicious manner, police said.

During the course of the conversation, Collinson consented to a search of his vehicle. Officers located a bag containing 10 hypodermic syringes and 15 folds of suspected heroin, police said.

Collinson was arrested and transported to police headquarters. He was lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility pending a court hearing.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook

(Photo: Courtesy Mount Olive Township Police Department)

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