PROSPECT PARK, N.J. – A driver who dropped a bundle of heroin folds when he was stopped by Prospect Park police had a lot more where that came from, authorities said.
Officer Craig Bonagura stopped the 2001 Dodge Caravan with tinted windows at Hopper Street and Fairview Avenue late Monday after the driver – identified as 26-year-old Iben Cox of Paterson – failed to signal a turn, Detective Walter Richmond said.
Cox quickly got out of the car, prompting Bonagura to order him to show his hands, Richmond said.
Cox then turned, accidentally dropping a brick of 50 heroin envelopes from his waistband, he said.
A search turned up 280 more envelopes of the drug, bringing the total to 330 – all stamped “Controlla” in blue ink, the detective said.
Cox also had 30 vials of crack cocaine, a container of pot and two oxycodone pills, Richmond said.
He was charged with various drug counts, issued five traffic summonses and released pending a detention hearing in Central Judicial Processing Court in Paterson.
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