A West Milford man was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance after police found 21 bags of heroin in his possession after a motor vehicle stop Monday night, authorities said.
Officer Dimitri Clarke conducted a random license plate check on a Chevy Cavalier and found the owner, Danielle Frields, 20, of Hewitt, had an outstanding warrant out of Riverdale, Butler police said.
Fields was driving the vehicle when Clarke pulled it over, police said.
While Clarke placed Fields into custody, passenger Michael Muthusammy, 20, of West Milford, attempted to conceal items in his pants, authorities said.
Muthusammy had 21 glassine bags of heroin, hypodermic syringes, glassine envelopes and drug paraphernalia, police said. He and Fields were transported to Butler Police Headquarters.
Muthusammy was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, unlawful possession of hypodermic syringes, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to turn over controlled dangerous substances to law enforcement, police said. He was unable to post his $10,000 bail and was incarcerated in the Morris County Correctional Facility.
Fields was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a revoked driver’s license and operating a vehicle with improperly working lights. She was unable to post bail and turned over to Riverdale police.