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GLEN ROCK, N.J. — A 53-year-old fugitive wanted out of Passaic County was arrested after Glen Rock police found he had taken up residence in a camper containing a brick of heroin, drug paraphernalia and $10,000 in cash outside of a house on Lincoln Avenue last week, police said.

While on patrol on the 700 block of Lincoln Avenue, Police Officer John Tarantino observed a large camper in the driveway of a residential property where an individual appeared to have taken up temporary residence, Chief Dean Ackermann said in a press release.

The officer was attempting to gather information about the vehicle for a referral to the Borough Code Enforcement Official, when he learned that the owner of the camper was a wanted fugitive with a no bail warrant issued by the Passaic County Superior Court, Ackermann said.

The individual in question, a 53-year-old man formerly of Lodi and Glen Rock, was subsequently taken into custody and detained for the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department.

During the course of this investigation, Tarantino suspected narcotics activity was taking place inside the camper and obtained a search warrant from a superior court judge, police said.

Officers recovered the following in a search of the camper:

  • 5 loose glassine folds of heroin
  • numerous pills believed to be pain killers
  • several dozen hypodermic syringes
  • multiple glass crack pipes with suspected cocaine residue
  • several thousand empty glassine folds with suspected heroin residue
  • $10,000 in cash

Complaints charging the owner of the camper with possession of heroin, unlawful possession of prescription controlled dangerous substances, possession of hypodermic syringes and possession of drug paraphernalia were signed by Tarantino, according to police.

The actor will be processed at the Passaic County Jail where he is currently being detained and will make an appearance before Superior Court Central Judicial Processing in Bergen County.

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