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Woman found sleeping in car facing drug charges

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Sussex County woman is facing several charges after police found her sleeping in a vehicle in Mount Olive Township.

Alea N. Bauer, 24, of Stanhope was charged with possession of heroin, possession of paraphernalia, under the influence of controlled dangerous substance, and possession of controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

On Oct. 18, at 2:52 p.m., a township officer responded to the 7-11 Store, located at 339 Route 46, for the report of a female sleeping in a motor vehicle. When police arrived, the officers allegedly located her seated in a 2008 Subaru parked outside the store, police said.

The officer was able to wake her and she was identified as Bauer. As the officer spoke with her, the officer noted that she allegedly appeared to be impaired, police said.

Bauer was asked to exit the vehicle and a search was conducted. Police allegedly found a glassine baggie containing suspected heroin residue.

Bauer was arrested and lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility 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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