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PA Fugitive Charged with Possession During Motor Vehicle Stop in Passaic County


By: Najla Alexander 

Authorities announced that on March 7, at approximately 10:10 a.m., Detective Jeffrey Welsh observed a taxicab traveling on West Broadway in Haledon.AdAccording to officials, the vehicle failed to signal a turn

Upon initiating a motor vehicle stop, Mr. Angel Collado, a rear-seat passenger in the vehicle, displayed signs of being under the influence of Phencyclidine (PCP), a schedule II controlled dangerous substance, and was not wearing a seat belt, officials stated.

Officials said that during the encounter, it was discovered that Mr. Collado, 42, out of the city of Passaic was a wanted fugitive from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with additional warrants out of the City of Clifton and the Borough of Totowa.

Authorities say a container of suspected PCP was found in his possession, leading to additional criminal charges for possession of a controlled, dangerous substance with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of Haledon Public School.

Mr. Collado was also charged with being a Fugitive from Justice and ultimately lodged in County Jail, officials say.