PARSIPPANY — New Jersey State Police have arrested Hope Mackenzie, 22, Alea Bauer, 23, and Eric Robinson, 22, all of Budd Lake, and seized $650 worth of drugs as the result of a traffic stop.
On Saturday, August 4, at 10:49 p.m., troopers stopped Mackenzie for a traffic violation westbound on Interstate 80 at milepost 46 in Parsippany-Troy Hills, Morris County. During the stop, troopers determined that Mackenzie was under the influence and arrested her for DWI. After further investigation, troopers discovered more than 70 bags of heroin, crack cocaine, hypodermic needles, and drug paraphernalia inside of the vehicle. The passengers, Bauer and Robinson, were then arrested.
Hope Mackenzie, Alea Bauer, and Eric Robinson were charged with possession of heroin, possession of crack cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of hypodermic needles, and criminally under the influence. Mackenzie was also charged with DWI.
Mackenzie, Bauer, and Robinson were released pending a future court date.
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