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Driver Flees Crash With 13 Heroin Bags, Cops Say

Mt. Olive man was intoxicated when he hit parked car, police report.

A Mt. Olive man, allegedly in possession of 13 bags of heroin, was arrested by Washington Township Police after crashing into a parked vehicle and fleeing the scene, Lt. Doug Compton said.

Andrew Brown, 22, was charged with possession of heroin, leaving the scene of the accident, driving while intoxicated, failure to report an accident, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, careless driving and failure to maintain lane.

Officers were dispatched to the area of 110 Bartley Road on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident, Compton said. When officers arrived, witnesses told Officer Adam Feichter a gray colored sedan left the roadway and struck a pickup truck in a driveway, pushing it into another vehicle, Compton said.

The accident caused significant damage to the parked vehicles, Compton said.

Area law enforcement agencies were alerted of the incident and instructed to put a “stop and hold” once the driver was found, Compton said.

Mt. Olive police then stopped a 2002 silver Chevrolet Impala with significant front-end damage and deployed airbags being driven by Brown, Compton said.

When police investigated, they found Brown was in possession of 13 bags of heroin and was placed under arrest, Compton said.

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Jay Bell October 19, 2012 at 05:47 PM
Mr. Brown has a hell of a case on his hands. Good luck to him and his attorney. www.firebrandcentral.com
Liberty October 19, 2012 at 06:03 PM
Good luck?! Throw away the key.
JA1317 October 21, 2012 at 03:38 PM
http://longvalley.patch.com/articles/teens-fled-crash-wanted-to-sell-pot-cops-say same family
Jane Doe October 26, 2012 at 04:04 PM
Must be nice to sit around and judge people. Addiction is an illness, evil thoughts are not! Hopefully no one in your family will ever have an unfortunate incident. Karma stinks!
Jenny Mow October 26, 2012 at 04:28 PM
Wow JA1317- and everyone else, very helpful and supportive comments towards the families/neighbors in your community! (If Barn Raising was still a community get-together I guess no barns would be raised) Instead of negative comments - why not start a community crime watch program or strenghen the ones you have and help police with this drug epidemic. It does take a village to raise children.

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