HAWTHORNE, NJ - A 23-year-old male from Totowa on his bicycle was arrested when empty heroin envelopes fell from his pocket as he reached for his identification.
On July 25, police observed the bicyclist traveling on Wagaraw Road near Lafayette Avenue "in an unsafe manner, almost colliding with a vehicle," according to the police report. The officer stopped the bicyclist in that location.
While the bicyclist was pulling out his identification, "several empty glassine envelopes that used to contain heroin, fell from his pocket," police said. The bicyclist was then arrested.
During a search of the suspect, a syringe was also discovered.
The suspect was transported to headquarters where he was processed and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and a syringe. The suspect was released pending a court date.
A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite these accusations, the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
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