A New Jersey man was arrested on heroin possession charges early Friday morning after his car was stopped on Route 9W because the rear bumper of the black 2010 Lexus SUV was hanging off, according to police in New Jersey.
PIP Police Officer Joseph Lanfrank spotted the car about 1:45 a.m. as he was leaving a PIP maintenance facility on Route 9W in Alpine, NJ., and stopped the Lexus thinking it had been involved in a recent collision.
Lanfrank reported that when he approached the driver, Joseph Parisi III, 22, of Englewood Cliffs, NJ., he could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the car. Police said that during a search Lanfrank found four bags of wax paper envelopes containing suspected heroin and two syringes.
Lanfrank reported he also found a plastic straw with white power residue.
Parisi was arrested and taken to PIP police headquarters and he was charged with heroin possession, drug paraphernalia possession, having an unsafe vehicle and possession of narcotics in a motor vehicle.
Parisi was later released pending a May 15 court hearing. Police said they did not determine how and where the Lexus sustained the damage.