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Wayne Man Charged with Possession of Drugs, Hypodermic Needle, Burglary Tools


According to Wayne Police, on Wednesday, June 2nd, at approximately 7:47 a.m., Wayne Police Officers were dispatched to the Brittany Chase condo complex for a reported suspicious vehicle.

Officials said the caller reported the vehicle appeared to have been in a crash and was parked next to a dumpster with a male sleeping inside.

Upon arrival, they found the vehicle to have body damage, a broken windshield, and a flat tire. Officers found a male sleeping inside and roused him to check on his condition.

Police say officers observed prescription pill bottles in the vehicle and suspected drug baggies lying on the ground outside the vehicle.

Police said upon waking, the driver claimed that the damage to the vehicle was old and that the tire was not flat when he parked there the night before. Officers observed suspected drug packaging in the vehicle consistent with those outside the vehicle.

A search of the vehicle yielded baggies containing a white powdery substance, anabolic steroids, a syringe, prescription pills that did not match the prescription on the bottle, a lock picking gun and a lock pick set.

The driver, Mr. Jared Teschner, 24 of Wayne, was placed under arrest and while at Wayne Police Headquarters, he requested to use the restroom.

While doing so, a glass pipe with suspected crack cocaine residue fell from his pants. Police said Teschner attempted to destroy the evidence by throwing it into a toilet, but an officer retrieved it before it could be flushed.

 Police charged him with Possession of Burglar Tools, Possession of Prescription Legend Drugs (2 counts), Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (2 Counts), Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe and Use of a Controlled Dangerous Substance.

Police said Mr. Teschner was charged on a warrant and placed in Passaic County Jail pending arraignment.