SPARTA, NJ – Two passengers in a Budget rental truck were arrested on outstanding warrants and new drug charges after being stopped for speeding on July 26 around 9 a.m. Police Officer Steven Guido made the stop and checked the occupants’ identification, according to police.
Guido, assisted by Cpl Frank Schomp found Cornelius Perry, 45 and Floyd Thornton, 55, both residents of Neward, had outstanding warrants. Perry’s warrant was from Newark for $100. Thorton’s warrant was from East Orange for $500, according to police.
Perry was found to have a cut red straw containing heroin residue in his pocket. He admitted to having snorted heroin the night before according to police.
They were both taken into custody and brought to Sparta Police Department headquarters for processing. Both men were charged with failure to wear seatbelts. Perry was charged with having drug paraphernalia. They were both released. Perry was given a mandatory court appearance for drug paraphernalia.