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Traffic stop leads to drug charges for Sussex County woman

FRANKLIN BOROUGH, NJ (Sussex County) – Franklin Borough Police charged a Sussex County woman after a traffic stop led to the alleged discovery of suboxone strips and marijuana.

Jessica E. Strnatko, 35, of Lafayette Township was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of a
controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and use of a controlled dangerous
substance. She was also issued numerous motor vehicle summons including impeding traffic.

On Thursday, May 28, at around 5:00 p.m. officers came across a vehicle which was obstructing traffic on Rutherford Avenue South. The officers reported the vehicle was in the middle of the roadway and impeding traffic, police said.

Following a traffic stop, officers found the driver, who was identified as Strnatko, to be in possession of marijuana and suboxone strips, also known as sublingual film, a controlled dangerous substance, police said.

Strnatko was charged and then 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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