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Wayne PD: Officers Nab NY Driver With 99 Heroin Bags, 16 Syringes On Route 23

Michael Paul Cooper
Michael Paul Cooper Photo Credit: MUGSHOT: Courtesy WAYNE PD

Two Wayne police officers found a New York State driver carrying 99 folds of heroin and 16 hypodermic syringes during a Route 23 traffic stop.

Officer Adrian Sulejmansi and Tomasz Cydzik stopped the 2006 Chevrolet commercial van for equipment violations on the northbound highway at the Pequannock border, Detective Capt. Laurence Martin said.

They arrested 38-year-old Michael Paul Cooper of Florida, NY, after finding the heroin – stamped UBER in red ink – along with the syringes, three prescription pills and several glassine bags and cotton swabs, Martin said.

Martin was charged with various drug counts and issued summonses for having obstructed and unclear license plates and drugs in a vehicle, the captain said.

He was released pending court action, Martin added. An unidentified passenger was released without charges, he said.

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