A New York man was arrested on multiple drug and motor vehicle related charges Aug. 27 after Orange Police pulled him over on Route 34.
According to police, the man, Phillip Booth, 28, of Yonkers, NY, was arrested at 5:33 p.m. that day on the following charges:
- Possession of narcotics
- Possession of narcotics with intent to distribute
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Interfering with an officer’s investigation
- Following too close
- Failure to maintain proper lane
"Officers observed a vehicle strike another at the intersection of Routes 34 and 152," the report states. "Officers stopped to investigate the accident, and one of the involved drivers was observed throwing a plastic bag into a nearby wooded area. Officers retrieved the bag and found that it contained thirty packets of heroin prepared for sale."
Officers searched the vehicle and reportedly found drug paraphernalia, too. Booth took roadside sobriety tests and was subsequently taken into custody and charged, police said.
He was held on a $5,000 bond and was due in court on Aug. 28.