FAIRFIELD, NJ — A 33-year-old Fairfield man was arrested on Friday with a variety of charges relating to the possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance (CDS).

According to the Fairfield Police Department, Officer Frank Patierno was on patrol in the area of Long Acres Road at approximately 8:53 a.m. as part of the department’s initiative of having a greater presence in and around residential areas in conjunction with the start of school. The officer observed a vehicle, later found to be operated by William Pollack, driving rapidly down the road and barely stopping at the stop sign at the intersection of Knoll Road.

Police said the officer also observed that the vehicle had front-end damage that prevented certain lights from working and also having tinted windows. The officer approached the vehicle when it finally stopped on Horseneck Road and reported to have recognized the driver from a previous arrest in a neighboring jurisdiction.

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Further investigation by Patierno and Officer Jeffrey Dean, who arrived as backup, resulted in the seizure of 50 glassine folds containing suspected heroin, three Xanax tablets and $612 in cash.

According to police, Pollack was charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of heroin with intent to distribute within a 1000 feet of a school, and possession of both heroin and Xanax. In addition, he was charged with a variety of motor vehicle violations and was released on his own recognizance.

It should be noted that the charges against Pollack are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until he either pleads guilty or is found guilty in a court of law.