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Suspicious vehicle leads to drug arrest in Mount Olive Twp.

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – An Ohio man is facing several drug charges after an investigation into a suspicious vehicle in Mount Olive Township.

Junwei He, 31, of Defiance was charged with possession of CDS schedule I-IV, under the influence of CDS, possession of paraphernalia, DWI, reckless driving, possession of CDS in a motor vehicle, failure to possess a valid registration or insurance card, and failure to park within painted lines.

On Jan. 8, at 12:10 a.m., a township officer responded to Applebee’s, located at 50 International Drive South, for the report of a suspicious motor vehicle, police said.

When the officer arrived, the officer located a 2016 Toyota parked illegally at the rear of the restaurant, running, and with its hazards on. The officer made contact with the vehicle occupants and the driver was identified Junwei He, police said.

As the officer spoke with He, the officer allegedly observed him to be profusely sweating and appeared to be impaired. He also allegedly had a large amount of white powder visible in both nostrils, police said.

He was asked to exit the vehicle for field sobriety testing and was subsequently placed under arrest, police said.

During the subsequent search of He, officers allegedly found him to be in possession of three vials of suspected ketamine, police said.

He was transported to police headquarters where he submitted to chemical breath testing and an evaluation by a Drug Recognition Expert, police said.

He was charged and released to a sober driver pending a court hearing, 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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