NEWTON, NJ—A wanted Newton woman caught the attention of Ptl. Anthony Keiling when she ran from St. Joseph’s Cemetery behind the old St. Joseph’s school when she saw the officer, police said.

On August 11 around 11:50 a.m. Main Street resident Katelynn Schipps, 28 was seen throwing a bundle of what appeared to be packets of heroin, while the officer was waiting on her background check, police said. 

Shipps was found to have two active warrants out of Ogdensburg Borough Municipal Court and Totowa Borough Municipal Court.  Keiling also found the item Shipps had thrown, confirming it to be a number of folds of suspected heroin, police said. 

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Shipps was arrested for possession of controlled dangerous substance and hindering apprehension/prosecution. 

The two outstanding warrants were confirmed and Shipps was lodged in the Sussex County Jail to await her court date.

Newton Police Investigating Officers were Ptl. Anthony Keiling, assisted by, Ptl. Jared Zappa, Sgt. Thomas Muller and Officer Judy Torres.