Branchville Driver Charged for Driving Under the Influence of Heroin

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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.

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