ROXBURY, NJ - Mount Olive police found heroin, hypodermic needles and other drugs on a man whose car was blocked on Emmans Road by a motorist who observed it being operated erratically and called 911, police said.
Police said the incident began at 3:03 p.m. on March 20 when a motorist called 911 to report an "erratic driver" on Route 206 operating a 2012 Chevrolet. Mount Olive Police Officer Ryan Eastridge responded, with the caller reporting that the car had been driven onto Emmans Road in Roxbury.
"The Chevrolet was stopped in the roadway where the 911 caller had blocked it as the driver attempted to do a U-turn," police said.
They said Eastridge determined the driver of the Chevy, William Pollock, 34, of Fairfield, appeared to be impaired. The officer directed Pollock to get out of the car for a field sobriety test that resulted in Pollock being arrested, police said.
"A search of Mr. Pollock's vehicle yielded 45 glassine folds of suspected heroin, hypodermic syringes and 16 Alprazolam pills," said police. Pollock was released to a sober driver pending a court appearance, they added.
Pollock was charged with possession of heroin, possession of paraphernalia, driving while intoxicated, being under the influence of an illegal drug, reckless driving and having an illegal drug in a motor vehicle, said Mount Olive police.