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Hunterdon County man faces drug charges following traffic stop in Fairfield Township

FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP, NJ (Essex County) – A Hunterdon County man is facing several charges including possession of drugs following a traffic stop in Fairfield Township on Wednesday afternoon.

On April 17, at around 12:47 p.m., an officer was monitoring traffic on Plymouth Street when the officer allegedly observed a white Jeep Patriot make an illegal U-turn after exiting the highway in order to turn and head back towards Route 46, police said.

The officer then stopped the vehicle and spoke with both the driver and Victor Romero, 47, of Clinton, who was a passenger in the vehicle. While speaking with the driver, it is alleged that Romero would not obey the officer’s request to remain still in the vehicle, police said.

Romero was then asked to exit the vehicle and was allegedly found to be in possession of a crack pipe and CDS. He was then arrested and a search of the vehicle allegedly revealed additional drug paraphernalia as we all an open container of beer which was located behind the passenger seat, police said.

The license of the driver was determined to be suspended, and the vehicle was towed from the scene. He was issued several motor vehicle summonses and released, police said.

Romero was charged with possession of CDS, possession of drug paraphernalia, and having an open container in the vehicle. He was later released pending a court appearance, police said.

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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