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Police: Keys locked in car lead to drug charges for Pennsylvania couple

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Pennsylvania couple is facing a slew of charges after asking police to open their car, where they found the illegal drugs.

On August 13, police responded to the TJ Maxx parking lot for a reported lock out of a motor vehicle. Upon arrival, an officer located the vehicle and spoke with Keith Russell, 42, and his wife Kelsy Russell, 31, of Bushkill, police said.

While attempting to unlock the vehicle, police observed several items of CDS in plain view. Upon unlocking the vehicle, it began to roll forward as it was left in drive, police said.

Police located inside the vehicle, several items of CDS and over $135,000 in bundled cash, police said.

Both were charged with money laundering, possession with intent to distribute, two counts of possession of CDS, possession of prescription legends drugs, drug paraphernalia and hypodermic needles. Keith Russell was also issued motor vehicle summonses for unregistered vehicle, driving under the influence, careless driving and possession of CDS in a motor vehicle, police said.

Both were lodged in the Morris Count Jail pending a court appearance, 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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