Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Sleeping Driver Arrested for Heroin Possession

Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of Robert Rotter (37) of Montville, N.J. for possession of heroin, possession of hypodermic syringes and possession of drug paraphernalia on July 12, 2017. At approximately 10:51 AM, Sergeant Paul Bowden was dispatched to the area of the North Jersey Gun Club on Horseneck Road on a report of a driver asleep in a vehicle that was partially in the roadway.

Upon arrival, it is alleged that Rotter was found to be asleep behind the wheel of a 2002 Chevrolet that was partially in the southbound lane of Horseneck Road. It is further alleged that the officer observed a hypodermic syringe and several glassine envelopes that contained suspected heroin on his lap. At this time, Sergeant David Proctor arrived as back up.

The officers were able to awaken Rotter who apparently became startled and was then placed under arrest. Further investigation led to the discovery of the suspected heroin and paraphernalia. In addition to the criminal complaints, Rotter was also charged with a motor vehicle complaint of possessing a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle. He was eventually released on his own recognizance.

(It should be noted that the charges against Rotter are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until he either pleads guilty or is found guilty in a court of law)

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