The New Jersey State Police have arrested Carlos Ferrer, 43, and Heather Blessing 38, of Lancaster, PA, after a motor vehicle crash led to the seizure of $20,400 worth of drugs and a gun.On Friday, November 13, at 1:55 a.m.
Troopers from Netcong Station responded to a single-car motor vehicle crash on Interstate 287 in Hanover Township, Morris County. When troopers arrived, they discovered the occupants fled the scene and abandoned the vehicle.
A short time later, Trooper I William Legg and Trooper I Kissinger Barreau along with members of the Hanover Township Police Department and Morris Plains Police Department, located the driver, Ferrer, and passenger, Blessing, walking on State Highway 10. Ferrer and Blessing were found to be in possession of a .380 caliber handgun, 800 alprazolam bars, 54 grams of cocaine, and $100 worth of heroin and arrested without incident. While investigating at the scene, Trooper Ricardo Rodriguez discovered 46 grams of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia within the vehicle.
Carlos Ferrer and Heather Blessing were charged with unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of weapons and CDS offenses, certain persons not to have weapons, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of prescription legend drugs with intent to distribute, possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, possession of prescription legend drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of hypodermic needles. Ferrer was also charged with criminal under the influence and DWI. They were lodged at the Morris County Jail pending a detention hearing.
Charges are mere accusations, and the accused are considered innocent until proven guilty.
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