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Arrest For Controlled Dangerous Substance In Vehicle

November 2, 2012 at 3:33 PM

 

On 11/2/12 at 12:05a.m., Newton Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle within the parking lot of Swartswood Gardens Apartments.

Patrols located and stopped the vehicle in question within the lot of the complex.  Based on the officer’s  observations, a K9 from the Sussex County Sheriff’s Department was requested and responded.  As a result, a K-9 “sniff” was conducted and alerted to the presence of a controlled dangerous substance within the vehicle.

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 A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed the operator, Thomas Bacolas, age 26 of Marlene Lane, Newton was in possession of 73 bags of heroin, 3 hypodermic syringes and assorted prescription medications and drug paraphernalia.     

Bacolas was arrested, processed and released after being charged with the following offenses:

N.J.S. 2C:36-6A   -   Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe (D.P. Offense)

N.J.S. 2C:36-2      -  Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (D.P. Offense)

N.J.S. 2C:35-10.5E(1)  - Possession of a Prescription Legend Drug w/o a Prescription (D. P. Offense)

N.J.S. 2C:35-10.5E(2)   - Possession of a Prescription Legend Drug  w/o a Prescription (4th Degree)

 N.J.S. 2C:35-10a(1)      - Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (3rd Degree) 3 Counts

 

Investigating Officers:

Ptl. Steve VanNieuwland, Ptl. Scott King, Ptl. Dan Smith of the Newton Police Department.

Officer Kiernan McMorrow and his K9 “Atlas” of the Sussex County Sheriff’s Department.

Editor's Note: This article relies on information provided by law enforcement officials and the subjects are presumed innocent. If notified of changes to the charges or their outcome, TAPinto.net will update this report.

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