Bloomfield patrol officers pulled over a vehicle driven by a 24-year-old Newark man during the early morning hours. The car was stopped on Beardsley Avenue in Bloomfield, New Jersey.
At the time of the traffic stop, a passenger was in the front seat of the vehicle. When the police officers investigated further, they allegedly discovered another man hiding in the trunk of the car.
According to police, the man in the trunk came as quite a surprise to the vehicle passenger. Police believe that the 21-year-old suspect was hiding in the trunk so that he could spy on the passenger.
During a subsequent search of the vehicle, officers reportedly found three grams of crack cocaine, 13.5 grams of heroin, and an undisclosed amount of marijuana.
The suspect hiding in the trunk was arrested and charged with a number of drug offenses, including cocaine possession and heroin possession. He was later taken to the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark NJ, where he is being held on $5,000 bail.
Meanwhile, the driver was charged with marijuana possession. Shortly after being arrested and charged, he was released with a pending court date in Bloomfield Municipal Court.
The Bloomfield Police Department is actively investigating the case. At this time, authorities have not yet released any information about the relationship between the suspects and the passenger. It is also not yet known why the suspects might have wanted to spy on the passenger.
For further information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Man with Crack, Heroin Found in Trunk Spying on Car Passenger, Bloomfield Police Say.”