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Meth, crack found during traffic stop in Warren County

LOPATCONG TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A traffic stop ended with a man facing drug charges after officers found crystal methamphetamine, and crack cocaine, Warren County Prosecutor’s Office said Tuesday.

On March 10, Lopatcong police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 22 east near South Fifth Street after the officer observed the vehicle failing to maintain its lane of travel. Upon stopping the vehicle, the driver was identified as Phillip Gaydosh of Phillipsburg, authorities said.

During the investigation, the Pohatcong Township Police K-Unit was requested to report to the scene. Inside of the vehicle, the officers located a bag containing approximately 32 grams of crystal methamphetamine, a digital scale, 33 small clear plastic bags and various other pieces of drug paraphernalia, authorities said.

Gaydosh was also found in possession of 5 grams of crack cocaine and $519 in cash, authorities said.

Gaydosh was charged with second-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, two counts of third-degree possession of a scheduled II controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to maintain lanes, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, and driving while suspended.

Gaydosh was lodged in Warren County Jail pending his first 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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