218 bags of heroin found during traffic stop, police say
A traffic stop on Route 80 turned into a major drug bust for Wayne police.
Two officers stopped a Ford Windstar minivan late Tuesday night after watching it drift between lanes on the westbound side, police said.
Police said a glass crack pipe fell out the 19-year-old driver Joseph Menendez's pocket, and the East Stroudsburg, Pa. resident stepped on it as he tried to get out of the van. Police searched the van and found a large bundle of hypodermic needles in Menendez's pants front pocket and "crack rocks" that were believed to be processed cocaine, police said.
Police said they also found 31 bags of suspected heroin stamped "tuna" in the pocket of passenger Harron Anderson, 26, of Stroudsburg and another 187 bags in the back seat with passenger Frederick Harrison, 47, of Stroudburg.
Harrison was found to be wanted for unpaid fines in Paterson, while Anderson was listed as a fugitive from justice from Monroe County in Pennsylvania, police said.
All three were charged with possession of heroin or cocaine; Anderson was held pending extradition hearings by Pennsylvania.