SPARTA, NJ – A Newton woman is facing heroin charges after getting the attention of Sparta police in the Quick Chek parking lot, police report.

On March 6, around 10:55 p.m. Sydney McNamara, 21, and male passenger were sleeping in her Kia with the engine running.  Sparta Cpl. Scott Elig and Police Officer Ben Griffin checked on the duo.  Griffin knocked on the window to wake up the driver, police say.

After speaking with McNamara the officers searched the car.  They found several wax folds of heroin; one stamped with the brand “Ghetto Dope, two with the brand “MTV” and one stamped “Royal w/crown.” They also found drug paraphernalia including cotton, cut straws, soda cap and hypodermic needle plunger, olice report.

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McNamara admitted the drugs and paraphernalia were hers.  She was taken into custody and brought to Sparta Police Department headquarters for processing.  She was charged with possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle. 

Police report, due to McNamara’s extensive criminal history, she was charged and brought to Keogh Dwyer Correctional Facility in Newton to await her court date.