SPARTA, NJ – A Lafayette woman, found asleep behind the wheel of her idling car is facing drug charges.  Stephanie Bronaugh was slumped over her steering wheel, asleep with the motor running when Sparta Police Officer Tom Herd approached her in Tyler Park at 12:30 p.m. on June 29, according to police.

Herd was able to wake the 28-year-old and ask if Bronaugh needed medical assistance.  Bronaugh told Herd she was fine.  When speaking with her, Herd saw drug paraphernalia in Bronaugh’s lap, police report.

In the driver’s side door compartment, Herd also saw a bundle of wax folds that typically hold heroin.  Herd searched the car and also found a small amount of marijuana and several prescription pills, according to police.

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Bronaugh was taken into custody and brought to Sparta Police Department headquarters for processing.  She was charged with possession of controlled dangerous substance, possession of under 50 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of prescription drugs.  Bronaugh was ticketed for controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle.

Bronaugh was released pending a court date.