NEW MILFORD, N.J. -- A local couple had their 7-year-old son and three-month-old daughter with them when a New Milford police officer stopped their car for speeding and found several bags of heroin, hypodermic needles and other drug paraphernalia, authorities said Thursday.
Officer Vincent Siekierski pulled the car over on River Road just before 9:45 p.m. Wednesday and found the driver, 33-year-old Daniel Reynoso of Hackensack "nervous and anxious," Detective Sgt. Kevin Van Saders told Daily Voice.
After learning that Reynoso's driver's license was suspended, Siekierski found his passenger, Jennifer Innes, 32, of Bergenfield, carrying the drugs and works, he said.
He arrested the pair on various drug-related offenses, in addition to child endangerment.
Reynoso also received summonses for having a suspended license and careless driving.
Police released the couple, under New Jersey's 2017 bail reform law, pending a hearing in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.
"The children were turned over to a relative," Van Saders said.