LITTLE FERRY, N.J. -- Little Ferry police armed with a search warrant said they found 65 folds of heroin and four hypodermic needles in the ceiling compartment of a car driven by Ridgefield Park man after he refused to allow them to search it.
Officer John Andronaco stopped 31-year-old Jamie Costa on Route 46 a week ago Aug. 7 for having a headlight out and no front license plate on his Vollkswagen Golf.
Costa, who had a fresh track mark on his arm, refused consent to search the car, Detective Ronald Klein Jr. told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .
Backup K-9 Officer Ronald Callahan and his partner, Laszlo, arrived moments later, and the dog indicated the presence of contraband on the passenger-side door, he said.
Costa was released on a summons and the vehicle was impounded.
After obtaining the search warrant a few days later, detectives found the drugs and needles, Klein said.
Costa posted $20,000 bail on charges of possessing both and failing to surrender drugs to police after turning himself in.
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