arrested two men on drug charges Sunday after they said they found 64 bundles of suspected heroin in the vehicle they were in on Route 23.
Zachary Dagis, 18, of Franklin, was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of a hypodermic syringe. Frederick Garfinkel, 25, of Stillwater, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to maintain a lane, failure to change his address and operation of a motor vehicle with faulty brake lights.
At 11:06 p.m., police were on routine patrol when they saw a blue Acura traveling without proper brake lights. Police stopped the vehicle and spoke to the driver, Garfinkel. Ptl. Jarred Schmiedhauser then spoke to Dagis and said he allegedly received conflicting stories about the activities of the men that night.
As the conversation went on, police said they observed what appeared to be an empty heroin packet sticking out of the pocket of Dagis’ shirt. A further investigation of the vehicle lead police to discover the suspected heroin bundles, empty glassine bags, a hypodermic needle and other drug paraphernalia.
Dagis and Garfinkel were arrested and transported to the Butler police station. Garfinkel was released in his own recognizance. Bail was set at $10,000 for Dagis with no 10 percent option, which he was unable to post, police said. He was sent to the Morris County Correctional Facility.