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Morris County woman charged with being under the influence and drug possession after traffic stop in Mount Olive Twp.

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Morris County woman is facing several charges including being under the influence and drug possession following a traffic stop Tuesday morning in Mount Olive Township.

Katherine Heyrich, 64, of Brookside was charged with possession of CDS schedule I-IV, under the influence of CDS, possession of paraphernalia, DWI, reckless driving, failure to maintain lane, possession of CDS in a motor vehicle, and improper display of license plate.

An officer was on routine patrol at 10:56 a.m. when the officer observed a 2007 Subaru traveling east on Hillside Avenue allegedly fail to maintain its lane of travel, police said.

The officer initiated a traffic stop with the vehicle in the area of Ashley Farms and then made contact with the driver, who was identified as Heyrich, police said.

As the officer spoke with Heyrich, the officer noted that she allegedly appeared to be impaired, and noted a bulge on the right side of her shirt. The officer inquired about the bulge, and she handed over three plastic baggies. Two of the baggies allegedly contained a powdery residue, and the other containing two suspected Adderall pills, police said.

Heyrich was asked to exit her vehicle, and a subsequent search of the vehicle produced an additional plastic baggie allegedly containing two Adderall pills and a sublingual Suboxone film, police said.

Heyrich was asked to perform field sobriety testing and was placed under arrest. She was transported to police headquarters where she submitted to chemical breath testing, and was evaluated by a Drug Recognition Expert, police said.

Heyrich was later released to a sober driver pending a court hearing.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook

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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