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'Jay C. Penny,' Passenger Had Ecstasy, Crack, Heroin, More, Wayne PD Says

Jay C. Penny, Tracey L. Kyle
Jay C. Penny, Tracey L. Kyle Photo Credit: MUGSHOTS: Courtesy WAYNE PD

WAYNE, N.J. -- A Wayne police officer found heroin, crack, Ecstasy, prescription drugs and "Jungle Juice" poppers after stopping an unlicensed Lyndhurst driver who identified himself as "Jay C. Penny," authorities said Monday.

Officer Adrian Sulejmani stopped the 2000 Nissan Maxima on Preakness Avenue for equipment violations around 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Capt. Laurence Martin said.

The driver was "very nervous," Martin said. "Specifically, his hands were shaking and his voice cracked as he spoke."

The passenger -- Tracey L. Kyle, 39, of Roxbury Township -- gave a false name, the captain said.

It turned out she was wanted on three warrants -- two out of Wayne -- and was "attempting to conceal [a bag of heroin] clenched in her fist," he said.

Kyle also had a bag of crack and cut straw with drug residue that she told police was MDMA, Martin said.

A search of the car turned up Clonazepam and Suboxone in the center console, as well as various other and a bottle of the inhalant, he said.

Both were arrested and the car was towed.

"Penny" was released pending a court appearance on drug and vehicle document offenses, Martin said. He also received summonses for driving an unregistered vehicle without a license and having drugs in the car, among other violations, the captain said.

Kyle was taken to the Passaic County Jail on the outstanding warrants, Martin said. She was charged with hindering and possession of the cocaine and heroin.

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