NY Man Arrested in NJ State Police Drug Sting

The New Jersey State Police have arrested Mr. Souleyman Traore, 24, of New York, N.Y. and seized more than $2,800 worth of drugs as a result of a suspicious vehicle check at a gas station in Union Township, Hunterdon County.

According to a statement released by NJ State Police, on July 5, at approximately 2:57 a.m., Trooper Ross Soares entered the Exxon Gas Station on State Highway 173.

Officials say while speaking with the gas attendants, Tpr. Soares was alerted of a suspicious man who parked his vehicle at the gas pumps earlier and was seen loitering in front of the business for several hours.

According to police, Tpr. Soares approached the vehicle and located the driver in the parking lot. During his interaction with the driver, he discovered that Traore was in possession of more than 135 grams of marijuana.

Further investigation revealed that Traore was also in possession of 70 grams psilocybin mushrooms and 6 grams of THC oil.

Souleyman Traore was arrested without incident and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of psilocybin mushrooms, three counts of possession of CDS with intent to distribute, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was released pending a court date.