WOMAN LOCKS HERSELF INTO GAS STATION BATHROOM TO DO HEROIN

On Wednesday, May 20, at approximately 2:35 pm, Patrolman Michael Akers responded to a Route 31 North gas station for a report of a rescue squad call. The reporting party also advised that the subject of the call may have been involved in a motor vehicle crash on Interstate 78. Upon arrival, Ptl. Akers learned that driver Brittney Murphy, age 21, of Walnutport, PA, entered the gas station’s bathroom and refused to come out. When she finally did exit the bathroom, officers located heroin and hypodermic syringes inside and soon determined that Ms. Murphy had been injecting heroin. Ms. Murphy was arrested and charged with Possession of Heroin, Being Under the Influence of Heroin, Failure to Surrender a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Prescription Legend Drug, Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe, and Driving While Intoxicated. Her passenger, Bryan Daken, age 22, of Washington, was also found to be under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance and in possession of several Quetiapine Fumarate pills for which he did not have a valid prescription. He was charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Failure to Surrender a Controlled Dangerous Substance, and Being Under the Influence of a Controlled Dangerous Substance. In addition, Ptl. Akers discovered that Mr. Daken had a $300 warrant for his arrest out of Newark for Driving While Suspended and that he was wanted out of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania for a drug offense. Both were lodged in the Hunterdon County Jail in default of $20,000 bail. The damaged 2006 Mazda sedan in which they were traveling was towed from the scene. Clinton Township and New Jersey State Police were unable to determine where the motor vehicle crash occurred.