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Police: Woman Who Tried Paying GWB Toll With Bogus Bills Had Heroin, Knife

Willow A. Martin
Willow A. Martin Photo Credit: COURTESY: Port Authority PD

FORT LEE, N.J. -- A Connecticut woman who tried paying the George Washington Bridge toll with a trio of counterfeit $10 bills had more than 40 envelopes of heroin, more bogus cash and a large knife in her car, authorities said.

Willow A. Martin, 19, didn't have a driver's license and smelled of burnt marijuana when officers approached her, the Port Authority's Joseph Pentangelo told Daily Voice.

She also tossed a small bag she pulled from her pocketbook on the back seat, he said.

It contained 10 envelopes of heroin and drug paraphernalia, Pentangelo said.

Officers found five counterfeit tens and the knife inside a car door and a cigarette pack with a burnt blunt on the floor.

They also found a metal container with 31 more envelopes of heroin and eight more bogus tens.

Martin was charged with drug possession and forgery.

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