William Rueckert, 27, of was nearly 50 miles from his Montgomery home in Orange County, N.Y., when Sgt. Mark Tagliareni pulled him over.
Rueckert “appeared to have a difficult time maintaining his lane of travel” in his Volkswagen Jetta, Lt. Joseph Soto said.
Police along the Route 208 corridor north of Paterson often stop out-of-state buyers headed back to New York or Pennsylvania.
Earlier this year, Franklin Lakes police arrested a Pennsylvania trio who they said had driven an hour and a half to Paterson to buy heroin.
SEE: Franklin Lakes Police Bust Three In Route 208 Heroin, Oxy Stop
Rueckert was taken into custody on drug-related charges after police found heroin and a hypodermic syringe, Soto said.
Rueckert also received summonses for failing to maintain a lane of travel, having an unclear license plate and having drugs in a vehicle.
He was released pending a court date.
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