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Hackettstown man flees police on foot across Route 46; faces drug, other charges

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – A Hackettstown man was arrested last month after he fled on foot from police, authorities said Thursday.

On March 29, at around 3:54 p.m., a Hackettstown police officer observed Gregory Becker, 34, walking on Main St and the officer was aware that he had a $250.00 Mount Olive Township Municipal Court criminal warrant and a $750.00 Mount Olive Township Municipal Court traffic warrant, police said.

Officers made contact with Becker and as he was being led to a police vehicle, he fled from the officers. Becker ran across Main Street causing vehicles to come to a sudden stop and swerve, police said.

Officers caught Becker as he started to ditch into an alleyway. He had in his possession one wax fold containing suspected heroin, four empty wax folds and several hypodermic needles, police said.

Becker was charged with third-degree possession of heroin, third-degree resisting arrest, fourth-degree resisting arrest, fourth-degree obstructing administration of law enforcement, disorderly persons offense possession of hypodermic needles, and disorderly persons offense possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released on the Hackettstown charges and the Mount Olive Township warrants pending court appearances.

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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