NEWTON, NJ—A Fords resident is facing drug charges after a traffic stop on Main Street. On February 14 around 9:30 p.m. Officer Steven Kneidl stopped Patricia Henry, 61 for a broken headlight, police said.

When Kneidl spoke with the driver, the officer smelled marijuana in the car.  The car was searched by Kneidl and Officer Jared Zappa and they found pot, two small bags containing cocaine, drug paraphernalia and an open container of beer, police said.

Henry admitted they were his and he was taken into custody and charged with possession of controlled dangerous substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, maintenance of lamps, open container in a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance. 

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According to the Newton Police Department, criminal charges were placed on a Summons Complaint and Henry was processed and released pending Court.

The Newton Police Department Investigating Officers include Kneidl, Zappa and Sgt. Thomas Tosti.