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Speeding driver caught with drugs in Sussex County

BYRAM TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – Police found heroin, crack cocaine and related paraphernalia during a traffic stop in Byram Township on Monday, according to police.

On September 20, an officer observed a vehicle speeding on Tamarack Road. The officer stopped the vehicle and an active arrest warrant out of Morris County was found for the driver, who was identified as Kelsey L. Stephens of Byram, police said.

Stephens was arrested and a quantity of heroin and crack cocaine as well as drug paraphernalia was found on his person, police said.

Stephens was charged with possession of heroin, possession of crack cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding, driving while suspended, careless driving and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle. He was lodged in the Keogh Dwyer Correctional Facility pending a mandatory Sussex County Superior 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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