SPARTA, NJ – Two people are facing drug charges after being stopped on Route 15 for not signaling a lane change. On May 3 around 3:34 p.m. Cpl. Marc Rubino stopped Dustin Wetterauw, 25 and Tiffany Vasto, 27 in a Volkswagen, police say.
Rubino found Sussex resident Wetterauw had a suspended license because of an outstanding warrant in Vernon, police report.
Rubino also saw that Lyndhurst resident Vasto, who was a passenger in the Volkswagen had track marks on her arm and a bloody tissue in the door handle, police report.
Additional officers arrived to assist Rubino. They searched the car and found wax folds of heroin, hypodermic needles and drug paraphernalia. Wetterauw also had heroin and hypodermic needle in his pants, police report.
Both were taken into custody and brought to Sparta Police Department headquarters. Wetterauw was charged with possession of heroin, possession of hypodermic needle, possession of controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, driving with a suspended license, unsafe lane changes and unclear plates.
Vasto was charged with possession of heroin, possession of hypodermic needles and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Because of their past criminal history, the two were brought to the Keogh Dwyer Correctional Facility in Newton to await their court appearance.