Fairfield (NJ) The Fairfield Police Department announces the arrest of James Woodling (36) of Stroudsburg, PA for possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of hypodermic syringes on June 5, 2021. On that date, at approximately 9:36 PM, the police department received a complaint of a male who was attempting to sell knives in the parking lot of the Quick Chek, located on Passaic Avenue. It was also reported that the male’s Subaru was parked across several parking stalls. Officers Rick Alves and Luca Catania were immediately dispatched to the area to investigate.
It is alleged that the officers found Woodling in the lot of the Quick Check and that he allegedly admitted trying to sell a pocketknife in order to get money to buy gasoline. A computer check revealed that Woodling had an active warrant for his arrest issued by the Warren County Sheriff’s Department and the Wayne Municipal Court.
As the officers continued their investigation, they contacted a narcotics K-9 from the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department which ultimately resulted in the alleged discovery of 50 glassine folds containing suspected heroin and syringes. Woodling was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters for processing. He was ultimately transported to the Warren County Jail.
(It should be noted that the charges against Woodling are merely allegations and that he is presumed innocent until he either pleads guilty or is found guilty in a court of law)
Authorized by: Chief Anthony Manna