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Man facing drug, DWI charges following traffic stop in Morris County

DENVILLE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Morris County man is facing several charges including driving while intoxicated and drug possession following a traffic stop Wednesday in Denville Township, according to police.

On March 21, at around 12:29 a.m., an officer stopped a vehicle in the Gardner Field parking lot after receiving a complaint from a concerned citizen that they were being followed by the suspect’s vehicle, police said.

During the course of the motor vehicle stop, it was determined that the driver, identified as Paul Ruck, 63, of Randolph Township was operating his vehicle while under the influence of drugs, police said.

Ruck was found to be in possession of methamphetamine, Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate (GHB), over 100 doses of a prescription legend drug and related paraphernalia, police said.

Ruck was charged with two counts of possession of CDS, possession of prescription legend drugs, possession of CDS paraphernalia, being under the influence of CDS, driving under the influence, driving under the influence in a school zone, possession of CDS in a motor vehicle, reckless driving and careless driving, police said.

Ruck was then released pending a court appearance.

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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