NEWTON, NJ—A woman from Landing is in custody, facing drug charges, after a traffic stop. On May 26 around 12:10 a.m. Ptl. Jared Zappa stopped Jonathan Dsouza, 29 of Jersey City because he was weaving, no inspection sticker and a broke headlight, police said.
The passenger in Dsouza’s blue Ford Fusion initially gave the officer a false name. Eventually she was identified as Krystyn Romualdo, 34, with an outstanding warrant from Randolph and Frankford Joint Court, police said.
When Zappa searched Romauldo the officer found two straws used to snort drugs and 20 bags of what police suspected was heroin, police report.
Romauldo was charged with obstruction of law, hindering apprehension, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of controlled dangerous substance. She was then turned over to Randolph police and lodged in the Morris County Jail.
Dsouza was ticketed for failure to maintain lane, maintenance of lamps and failure to inspect.
The case is pending court. Investigating Officers from the Newton Police Department were Ptl. Jared Zappa, Sgt. Michael Monaco, Ptl. John Flanagan, and Ptl. Anthony Keiling.