JUNKIES FREAK OUT WITH POLICE CAR BEHIND THEM

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On Friday, June 10, at approximately 1:30 pm, an officer approached a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu on Water Street after the driver abruptly stopped the vehicle and activated its hazard lights as passenger Andrew Yawger, age 30, of High Bridge, exited the vehicle and began walking away. Upon approaching the vehicle, the officer discovered a hypodermic syringe in the passenger’s door as well as a hypodermic syringe in the possession of driver John Drake, age 35, of Washington. Both men were arrested and transported to police headquarters where Mr. Yawger was found to be in possession of three (3) bags of heroin. Both men were charged with Possession of Heroin, Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe, and Being Under the Influence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance. They were released ROR.