SOMERVILLE, NJ - A Somerville man and a female companion from New Brunswick were arrested on drug charges after a drug-sniffing dog helped police uncover 198 dime bags of heroin hidden inside their vehicle's gas cap door, according to Somerset County Acting Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.
Arrested and charged with 3rd Degree Possession of CDS (Heroin) with the Intent to Distribute were Qayyim Jibril Reynolds, 33, of 2nd Street, Somerville, and Megan Williams, 30, of Comstock Street, New Brunswick, according to Robertson.
Robertson gave the following account of the Aug. 10th investigation and subsequent arrests:
Acting on a tip, the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Organized Crime and Narcotics Task Force set up surveillance on East Main Street. They had been given a description of the car Jibril Reynolds would be driving.
The surveillance team stopped the car around 11:30 p.m. Jibril Reynolds and Williams were inside.the car.
The Somerset County Sheriff’s Office K-9 dog “Apex” and his handler were called in to assist. The canine gave a positive indication for the presence of narcotics after sniffing the car's exterior.
Detectives obtained a Superior Court Search Warrant for the vehicle. Police discovered the heroin located inside the car's gas cap door. Reynolds and Williams were both placed under arrest without incident.
The estimated street value of the seized heroin is $1,980.