HAWTHORNE, NJ - A Nutley man is facing charges related to drug paraphernalia possession and was turned over to Fair Lawn police following a routine motor vehicle stop last week in Hawthorne.
On the afternoon of August 29, Hawthorne Police Department officers pulled over a red Honda Odyssey for motor vehicle violations. The driver of the vehicle, Jose Saltos of Garfield, was described by police as appearing nervous and shaking. A passenger of the vehicle, who identified himself initially as Allen Bennet, was not wearing a seatbelt.
Upon stepping out of the vehicle, police saw Saltos put a pill bottle in the door of the vehicle. The bottle contained a glassine of heroin. Officers on the scene were familiar with the passenger whose real name is Allen Ziemba, 43, of Nutley.
During a search of the vehicle, other drug paraphernalia was found including rubber bands, glass crack pipes, tourniquets, and small straws with heroin residue. Hawthorne police arrested both men. It was determined that also had $6060 in warrants from Fair Lawn.
Saltos was released pending a court date. Zeimba was picked up by Fair Lawn Police after processing.