SPARTA, NJ – Claims that he was not good at a stick shift, was not enough to get Brandon Soares, 24, out of trouble.  On August 9 around 4:30 p.m. Officer Brian Porter stopped Brandon Soares of Milford Pennsylvania because he was weaving in his lane on Route 15 North, police said.

When speaking with the driver, Porter saw a wax fold used to store heroin in the center console.  With assistance from other officers a search of the car yielded 11 full wax folds and 45 empty wax folds of heroin.  Soares admitted they were his, police said.

The officers also found a cigarette pack with 23 folds of heroin. The passenger, Kevin Leisenheimer, 25 also of Milford, claimed ownership, police said.

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Both men were taken into custody and brought to the Sparta Police Department headquarters for processing, police said.

Soares was charged with possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, failure to maintain a lane, maintenance of lamps and failure to exhibit an insurance card, police said.

Leinsenheimer was charged with possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia.  Both men were given a court date and released.