An Orange New Jersey firefighter accused of possessing heroin in Parsippany NJ has been suspended from his firefighting job.
The suspect was arrested on September 4, 2016 while driving through Parsippany, NJ. A Parsippany-Troy Hills patrol cop reportedly saw the suspect driving erratically and swerving on the road and pulled over his vehicle.
The suspect was then arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).
A subsequent search of the suspect’s car allegedly led to the discovery of a small amount of heroin. The suspect was then charged with third degree possession of heroin.
Now the Orange Fire Department has suspended the suspect from his firefighting position, with a disciplinary hearing scheduled for a later date. The suspect is set to remain in effect until the criminal case is resolved.
The Essex County NJ resident is going to have to appear in Morris County Superior Court on October 31 for a pre-indictment conference. At that conference, Morris County NJ prosecutors will reportedly offer the suspect a plea deal: he will be asked to plead guilty to the heroin possession charges, forfeit his job as a firefighter in Orange NJ, and agree to be banned from all future public employment in New Jersey.
For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Orange Firefighter Allegedly Found with Heroin Is Suspended.”