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Sparta Police: Wanted Newton Man Facing New Charges

Credits: Jennifer Dericks

SPARTA, NJ - A Newton man with an outstanding warrant is facing new drug charges after a traffic stop on Route 15.  Sparta Cpl. Marc Rubino pulled Brett Petersen over after seeing Petersen change lanes, cutting off another car on June 13 around 7:30 p.m.  

Rubino checked Petersen's documents he found that the 33-year-old had an outstanding warrant from the Sussex County Probation Office.  When Petersen was getting out of his car he admitted having recently used heroin.  Further, he admitted to having heroin and an hypodermic syringe in his car.

Rubino found the items in the car and took him into custody.  Petersen was taken to Sparta Police Department headquarters.  He was charged with possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a hypodermic syringe.  Petersen was also ticketed for unsafe lane change, failure ot exhibit drivers license and possession of controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle. 

He was transported to the Sussex County Jail on the warrant. 

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