Heroine, Cocaine, Ecstasy and Weapons Seized in 7-11 Parking Lot
Numerous drugs and weapons were found by police responding to a report of a suspicious behavior outside the store.
Heroine, cocaine, crack cocaine, ecstasy, marijuana, a 9mm handgun and a club-like weapon were discovered by police in an SUV on June 6 when they responded to a report of suspicious activity at the 7-11 convenience store. The driver and passenger of the SUV were both arrested at the scene.
Patrol officers had been dispatched to the 711 store at 122 Bloomfield Avenue on the report of two men looking into cars in the parking lot and behaving in a suspicious manner. The first officer to arrive at the scene was able to detain two occupants in a 1998 Chevy Blazer. Based on the driver’s appearance and the odor of marijuana emanating from him and his car, it was evident that he was under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.
When backup police units arrived and searched the car, the officers noticed an unlabeled prescription bottle in plain view that appeared to contain individual small plastic baggies they believed to be narcotics. After seizing the bottle for evidence, police retrieved the following items from the vehicle as evidence:
- 5 baggies containing white powder believed to be cocaine
- 12 labeled glassine packets containing a powder believed to be heroine
- 8 baggies containing a white rock substance believed to be crack cocaine
- 1 pill believed to be ecstasy
- 1 loaded Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun
- 1 ASP retractable baton (similar to Police issue baton’s)
Both suspects were placed under arrest. The driver, identified as James Sessions, age 33 from Linden, was charged with numerous counts of possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession with the intent to distribute, possession of weapons and possession of weapons for an unlawful purpose.
Judge Pirone set bail for James Sessions at $100,000.00 and for Winston Jackson at $75,000.00. A court date was set for June 14, 2012.