NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Newton man is facing several charges after he was allegedly caught with heroin and drug paraphernalia in Newton.
Robert Petty, 47, was charged with third-degree possession of controlled dangerous substance, fourth-degree tampering with evidence, fourth-degree hindering apprehension or prosecution, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Officers responded on Aug. 9 at 7:20 p.m. to the rear parking lot of Newtonian Gardens, located at 70 West End Avenue, for a report of a dispute between a male and female involving suspected C.D.S., police said.
A police investigation revealed that Petty was observed to be taking unknown item(s) from his pocket and pushing it into a bush, police said.
The items were subsequently identified as 12 wax folds of suspected heroin in addition to a plastic straw (commonly used to ingest C.D.S.) with residue observed, police said.
Petty was taken into custody and lodged in the Sussex County Jail.