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A Branchville driver was charged with driving while under the influence of heroin after police received several reports from other motorists. Michael Covell was reportedly driving a white Ford pick-up truck on Wednesday November 14 when he drove off the road several times and struck a guardrail.
Police stopped the vehicle and allegedly found wax folds of heroin and hypodermic needles in the truck.
The 42-year-old was charged with the following:
- Possession of heroin
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Possession of hypodermic needles
- Being under the influence of heroin
- Driving while under the influence
- Possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle
- Failure to maintain lane
- Careless driving
Read the NJHerald.com story here.