Parsippany man arrested for hiding heroin in candy isle at CVS

PARSIPPANY — On Thursday, October 18, Hanover Township Police Officer Ed Sanchez arrested John Fleistra, 28, Parsippany, for Possession of CDS.

Officer Sanchez was dispatched to the CVS, 410 Route 10 for an unconscious individual in a motor vehicle.

Upon arrival, along with several other officers, he located the victim laying on the ground in the parking lot unresponsive and unconscious. Mr. Fleistra was present and advised he was there to provide a ride for the victim when she collapsed and became unresponsive, however he did not call 911.

After an investigation and viewing surveillance video, it was discovered that Mr. Fleistra had entered the CVS prior to police arrival and hid a deck of Heroin in the candy aisle behind bags of candy.

He was arrested and transported to police headquarters for processing. He was charged with Possession of CDS, Manufacturing/Distribution of CDS, CDS on/near school property, Under the influence of CDS, Failing to give CDS to law enforcement, Disorderly conduct (creating a hazardous situation) and Hindering (hiding evidence).

Mr. Fleistra was advised of his court date and was released.

The victim was administered Narcan and was eventually revived and transported to the hospital for an evaluation.

Editors Note: A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, the defendant is presumed innocent until he or she is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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