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Traffic stop leads to drug charges for Hackettstown woman

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Hackettstown woman is facing charges after drugs were allegedly found in her vehicle during a traffic stop in Mount Olive Township.

On Aug. 26, at 11:49 a.m., a township detective observed a vehicle travelling on Route 46 failing to maintain a lane and following too closely. The detective stopped the vehicle and made contact with the driver, who was identified as Jessica Mcmickle, 39, police said.

Mcmickle allegedly appeared to be under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance and was asked to exit the vehicle to perform standardized field sobriety tests, police said.

When the tests were completed, Mcmickle allegedly dropped a glass pipe and stepped on it. She was arrested and a search of her vehicle was conducted. During the search, the detective located suspected heroin, crack cocaine and capsules of gabapentin, police said.

Mcmickle was charged with possession of schedule I-IV controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with evidence, and possession of a prescription legend drug without a prescription.

Mcmickle was 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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