HAWTHORNE - A 34-year-old male from Woodridge, NY was tripped-up on his story to police officers and the smell of burning marijuana emanating from his car during a motor vehicle stop, leading police to find 349 envelopes of heroin in a passenger's pants.
On July 24 just after 4 p.m., Hawthorne officers reported pulling over a 1999 gray four-door Subaru "for various motor vehicle violations on Route 208 North," including a noisy muffler.
After speaking with the driver and the passengers, their stories didn't match, police said.
The driver said he had just dropped a friend in Paterson and was on his way to Liberty, NY, while the passengers gave a different account of where they were and what they were doing.
Additionally, officers reported smelling "an odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle." Everyone, including a 25-year-old passenger and a 29-year-old male passenger, both from Liberty, NY, were asked to step out of the car.
When the female passenger stepped out of the vehicle, officers noted "a very large bulge coming from her pants area." When officers asked what she had in her pants, she admitted to having heroin.
She then retrieved five bricks, nine bundles, and nine loose glassine envelopes of heroin from her pants, which police said totaled 349 glassine envelopes of heroin. All parties were arrested and transported to headquarters for processing.
In addition to failing to wear her seatbelt, the female passenger was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school.
The male passenger must have been wearing his seatbelt, but he was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school, as well.
As for the driver, he probably wishes he had fixed that noisy muffler. He was charged with the same: possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school.