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Heroin, cocaine, syringes found during traffic stop in Sparta Twp.

SPARTA TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – A Lake Hopatcong woman was taken into custody last week after drugs were allegedly found during a traffic stop in Sparta Township.

Hillary McMahon, 32, was charged with possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of hypodermic syringes, failure to maintain lane, improper use of hand-held device, driving while suspended, unlicensed driver and controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

On May 1 at around 12:15 p.m., a township officer observed a silver Honda CRV travelling north on Route 15 failing to maintain its’ lane. The officer further observed that the driver, who was identified as McMahon, kept looking down as she drove, Sparta Township Police Lieutenant John Lamon said.

When the officer stopped the vehicle and approached McMahon, the officer observed her open cell phone on her lap, Lamon said.

A check of McMahon’s license revealed warrants out of six jurisdictions totaling $4,550. She had, what appeared, to be fresh needle track marks on her arm. When asked about the marks, she allegedly stated that she had used heroin and crack cocaine in the past, but was currently drug-free, Lamon said.

A search of the vehicle revealed thirteen wax folds of heroin stamped “Shoprite”, various drug paraphernalia, four hypodermic needles, ten glass crack stems and a small zip-lock containing suspect cocaine, Lamon said.

McMahon was arrested and she was transported to Keogh Dwyer Correctional Facility to await her court appearance. 

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook

(Photo: Courtesy Sparta Police Department)
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