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Police: Pregnant Passenger Busted Shooting Heroin In Route 17 Stop

Erik Shepard, Jacqueline Completo
Erik Shepard, Jacqueline Completo Photo Credit: MUGSHOTS: Courtesy UPPER SADDLE RIVER PD

A pregnant passenger who was shooting heroin when she and her fiancé were stopped by Upper Saddle River police before dawn Saturday pulled the needle out so fast that she bled on her clothes, authorities said.

Officer Kevin McWilliams stopped their car for various violations as the couple headed north on the highway toward their home in Monroe, NY, around 1:30 a.m., Detective Lt. Edward Kane said.

Williams immediately spotted a needle and empty heroin bag on the center console, Kane said.

Both the driver, Erik Shepard, 27, and his fiancée, Jacqueline Completo, 20, were apparently under the influence of heroin, he said.

Shepard also turned out to be wanted for DWI in Pennsylvania, the lieutenant said.

Completo -- who is five months pregnant -- was released to a family member after being processed on drug charges.

Shepard, who also was charged with drug offenses, was sent to the Bergen County Jail to await extradition to Pennsylvania.

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