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Newton police charge woman with heroin possession

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Newton woman was charged Sunday morning after she was allegedly found to be in possession of suspected heroin, according to Newton Police Lieutenant Robert Osborn.

Katelynn Shipps, 28, Shipps was charged with third-degree possession of controlled dangerous substance and fourth-degree hindering apprehension/prosecution.

At around 11:50 a.m., an officer observed Shipps running from the St. Joseph’s Cemetery, which is located behind the old St. Joseph’s School, after she noticed him, Osborn said.

A subsequent warrant check was conducted on Shipps which revealed an active warrant out of Ogdensburg Boro Municipal Court and an active warrant out of Totowa Boro Municipal Court, Osborn said.

The officer then stopped Shipps on Main Street and while waiting for the warrants to be confirmed, the officer observed Shipps throw what appeared to be a bundle of heroin onto the ground.  The item was located and confirmed to be numerous bags of suspected heroin, Osborn said.

Shipps was then arrested and lodged in the Sussex County Jail.

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