A Towaco NJ woman was recently arrested at Newark Liberty International Airport after customs officials reportedly discovered her carrying prescription medication without a prescription.
The suspect, a 22-year-old woman who lives in Towaco in Morris County, arrived at the Newark Airport around 3:20 p.m. on Wednesday. Her international flight reportedly came from Paris, France.
Shortly after stepping off the plane, the suspect tried to walk through a customs checkpoint with her carry-on luggage. However, US customs officials allegedly found her in possession of a large amount of codeine. According to authorities, the suspect had 90 codeine pills in her bags.
When customs officials asked the suspect to show them her prescription for the cough medication, she allegedly failed to provide the necessary prescription.
Port Authority police officers later arrived at the scene and arrested the suspect. She now faces very serious drug offense charges for illegal possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS). A drug crime conviction could expose the suspect to significant penalties, including a lengthy term of incarceration in New Jersey State Prison.
For additional information about this case, check out the NorthJersey.com article, “Police: Towaco Woman Arrested at Newark Airport with Codeine.”