Pennsylvania Woman Arrested and Arraigned on Drug Charges
Newark - An out-of-state woman was arraigned today on drug charges following her arrest last night by Essex County sheriff's officers.
Sheriff Armando Fontoura stated that at 7:20 p.m. on Monday officers from his department's Patrol Division were conducting quality of life operations on Elizabeth Avenue when they observed a 1991 Toyota Celica traveling south with an obstructed front windshield.
When the suspect vehicle was pulled over at East Runyon Street the sheriff's officers immediately detected the pungent odor of burnt marijuana emanating from the car.
The driver, Justin Newkirk, age 26 of Stroudsburg, Pa., was ordered out to the vehicle and he was patted down for weapons.
When asked if there were any narcotics in the vehicle Newkirk's front seat passenger, Jacqueline Frisch, also age 26 of Effort, Pa., volunteered that she had some in her wallet.
A search of Frisch's wallet yielded a hypodermic needle, 75 glassine envelopes of heroin and a small amount of marijuana.
Frisch was placed under arrest and charged possession of CDS, possession of CDS with intent to distribute and possession of CDS with intent to distribute with 1000 feet of Malcolm X Shabazz High School and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Newkirk was issued motor vehicle summons for having an obstructed windshield and for transporting a two year old male child without seat restraints. Newkirk was released and will appear in court at a later date.
At today's arraignment, Judge Marilyn Williams ordered Frisch held at the county jail in lieu of $40,000 cash bond only.