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Suspicious package sent to a Warren County nursing home contained meth not explosives

LOPATCONG TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A suspicious package delivered to a Warren County nursing home Tuesday contained methamphetamine not explosives.

Police responded to Barkley Park Care Center, located at 290 Red school Lane, for a report of a suspicious package, police said.

Once on scene, officers determined the package should be further investigated and the New Jersey State Police Bomb Squad Unit was then contacted to assist with the investigation, police said.

The package was deemed to not contain an explosive device by a state police bomb technician but was later found to contain over 38 grams of crystal methamphetamine that had been shipped from Colorado, police said.

A further police investigation revealed an employee, Rose Florie, 61, of the 2700 Block of Belvidere Road, Phillipsburg NJ, was the alleged intended recipient of the drugs, police said.

Florie was subsequently arrested on location and taken to police headquarters. She was charged with conspiracy to possess over an ounce of methamphetamine and conspiracy to distribute over an ounce of methamphetamine, police said.

The Warren County Prosecutor’s Office and the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force.

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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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