State Police Arrest Three, Seize $650 Worth of Drugs Following Morris County Traffic Stop

The New Jersey State Police have arrested Hope Mackenzie, 22, Alea Bauer, 23, and Eric Robinson, 22, all of Budd Lake, and seized $650 worth of drugs as the result of a traffic stop.

According to authorities, on Aug. 4th at 10:49 p.m., troopers stopped Mackenzie for a traffic violation on Interstate 80 at milepost 46 in Parsippany-Troy Hills, Morris County.

During the stop, troopers determined that Mackenzie was under the influence and arrested her for DWI. After further investigation, troopers discovered more than 70 bags of heroin, crack cocaine, hypodermic needles, and drug paraphernalia inside of the vehicle.

Officials say the passengers, Bauer and Robinson, were then arrested.

Police charged Hope Mackenzie, Alea Bauer, and Eric Robinson with possession of heroin, possession of crack cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of hypodermic needles, and criminally under the influence. Mackenzie was also charged with DWI.

According to authorities, Mackenzie, Bauer, and Robinson were released pending a future court date.

Charges are mere accusations and the accused are considered innocent until proven guilty.