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Suspicious vehicle leads to drug arrest in Sparta Twp.

SPARTA TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – A Newton woman is facing several drug charges after an investigation into a suspicious vehicle in Sparta Township.

Jamie Odea, 30, was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, possession of hypodermic needles, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On Nov. 19, at around 10:40 p.m., a township officer checked on a black Chevy Camaro with New York plates that was parked in the lot of a closed business, police said.

The officer approached the vehicle and observed a female in the backseat of the vehicle and it appeared that she had blood on her arms, police said.

The officer made contact with the woman, who was identified as Odea, and asked her if she was okay. She then rolled her sleeves down and did not want the officer to look at her arms, police said.

When Odea was asked to step out of the vehicle, there was allegedly an empty wax fold, which is commonly used to store heroin, on the rear seat, police said.

A search of the rear seat allegedly revealed suspected crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia, hypodermic needles and additional empty wax folds, police said.

 Odea was charged and released pending a court appearance.   

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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