Newark Traffic Stop Lands Pennsylvania Man In Jail On Drug Charges

On June 7, 2019, at approximately 11:39 a.m., an officer was on patrol on South College Avenue at Welsh Tract Road, Newark, when he observed a blue Chevrolet Cruz commit traffic violations which led to a traffic stop being conducted on the motor vehicle, according to police.

Officials said the driver provided a state of Pennsylvania identification card and was unable to provide valid insurance identification for the vehicle. During the traffic stop, the officer discovered that the driver had discarded a plastic bag containing suspected heroin onto the ground, officials said.

The driver was placed into custody and during further investigation, the officer located suspected crack cocaine in the driver’s possession, police said.

The driver was subsequently arrested for possession with intent to distribute heroin, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving without a valid license, failure to have insurance information, failure to signal within 300’ and driving with a
license plate obstruction.