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Man faces credit card theft, drug charges following traffic stop in Sussex County

BYRAM TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – A man is facing a slew of charges following a traffic stop last week in Byram Township.

On October 17, an officer observed a vehicle fail to keep right while traveling on Route 206. The officer then stopped the vehicle and while speaking to the driver, who was identified as Dominick J. Fernandez of Andover, it was determined that he was driving while having a suspended license, police said.

Upon a further police investigation, a search of Fernandez’s vehicle produced a quantity of promethazine, drug paraphernalia and thirteen credit cards belonging to five different people, police said.

Fernandez was arrested and charged with credit card theft, possession of a prescription legend drug fewer than 4 doses, possession of drug paraphernalia, open container of an alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, driving while suspended, fictitious registration plates, failure to keep right, failure to inspect, expired driver’s license, failure to possess a registration card, no liability insurance, and failure to change address.

Fernandez was released pending a court apperneace, 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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