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Traffic stop leads to drug charges for Morris County woman

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Morris County woman is facing a slew of drug charges following a traffic stop in Mount Olive Township.

On July 8, at 11:29 a.m., a concerned citizen contacted Mount Olive Police to report a suspected drug transaction in an Eagle Rock Village Apartment Complex parking lot. Officers responded to the area and located a Honda Civic matching the description from the concerned citizen exit the apartment complex at a high rate of speed and it was also travelling too closely to another vehicle, police said.

Police then stopped the vehicle and came in contact with the driver, who was identified as Kimberly Lovenberg, 40, of Morris Plains. The officer observed various denominations of currency around the vehicle and a large bag of suspected marijuana on the front seat, police said.

The officer described Lovenberg as being excessively nervous, sweating and trembling. She was asked to exit the vehicle for a further investigation. During the course of the investigation, police located various prescription pills without a prescription and suspected marijuana in excess of one ounce and a scale, police said.

Lovenberg was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute Xanax, possession with intent to distribute oxycodone, possession with intent to distribute amphetamine, possession of Xanax, possession of oxycodone, possession of amphetamine, possession of marijuana over one ounce, carless driving, and possession of CDS in a motor vehicle. He 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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