Newton Man Arrested for Heroin and Hypodermic Syringes

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A Newton man is facing charges after detectives found him in possession of 10 bags of heroin and hypodermic syringes. According to the Newton Police Department, John Powasnick's car was observed in a known drug area by the Passaic County Drug Task Force on Thursday, May 9.

They reportedly ran his registration, discovered he lived in Newton, and passed the information along to a representative of the Sussex County Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Task Force.

About an hour later the task force detectives saw the vehicle in a the parking lot of Spring Street Pharmacy and pulled Powasnick's car over when he failed to use a signal while making a turn.

The 27-year-old is now facing charges of third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of hypodermic syringes.

Read the Newton Police Department's press release here.

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