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Newton - Controlled Dangerous Substance Arrest

May 6, 2013 at 11:01 PM

On May 5, 2013 at 8:58p.m., Special Officer Don Donofrio observed a male identified as Patrick Williams, age 54, of Wantage, NJ walking on Spring Street and requested a warrant check on him. Subsequently, it was learned that there were active warrants from Andover Municipal Court in the amount of $986 and Green Township Municipal Court in the amount of $750. Upon the warrants being validated, Patrick was taken into custody by Ptl. Daniel Finkle.

A search incident to arrest revealed that Williams was found to be in possession of 11 packets (wax paper folds) of suspected heroin and 1 used fold with suspected heroin residue. As a result, he was charged with the following offense:
N.J.S. 2C:35-10a(1).  Possession, Use or Being under the Influence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance  3rd Degree. 
He was processed after being given a new court date by both Andover and Green Township Municipal Courts and released on his own recognizance.  Case pending a May 14, 2013 appearance in Newton Municipal Court.
Investigating Officers: S/O Don Donofrio and Ptl. Daniel Finkle.
Please note that all individuals who are charged with a criminal offense are presumed innocent until found guilty in a Court of law.
Editor's Note: This article relies on information provided by law enforcement officials and the subjects are presumed innocent. If notified of changes to the charges or their outcome, TAPinto.net will update this report.

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