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Carlstadt PD: Hackensack Driver In Route 17 Chase Had Heroin, Coke, Crystal Meth, More

Shavar Ingram
Shavar Ingram Photo Credit: CARLSTADT PD

A Hackensack driver carrying a variety of illegal drugs raced along Route 17, cutting across three lanes several times, before surrendering to a pursuing Carlstadt police officer in Moonachie, authorities said.

Officer Matthew Bartlett tried pulling over the Honda Civic after driver Shavar Ingram, 34, improperly passed two vehicles and made an illegal left turn onto Paterson Avenue from Enoch Street, Police Chief Thomas Berta said.

Ingram kept going, speeding onto Route 17, before the pursuit finally ended on Berger Street, the chief said.

Berta said a search turned up various amounts of:

  • heroin;
  • cocaine;
  • crystal meth;
  • Ecstasy;
  • GHD;
  • Oxycodone;
  • Xanax
  • THC vape cartridges.

Ingram – who was driving with a suspended license -- also had “various paraphernalia items used to store, package and distribute” drugs, the chief said.

Ingram has a history of drug arrests.

Maywood police arrested him and another man last November while seizing more than an ounce and a half of meth and various amounts of cocaine, GHB and pot for sale after a Route 17 traffic stop.

SEE: Maywood PD: Meth, Other Drugs Seized, Two Busted After Route 17 Stop

Carlstadt police this time charged Ingram with various drug offenses, as well as eluding. He also received summonses for careless driving, improper turning and passing and driving while suspended.

They released him pending a court hearing.

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