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Hopatcong Pair Caught With 44 Folds of Heroin, Cops Say

Two 21-year-olds also had stolen items they were planning to pawn to buy more drugs, police said.

Ryan Sheridan (left) and Michael Dean (Photo: Hopatcong Police Department)
Ryan Sheridan (left) and Michael Dean (Photo: Hopatcong Police Department)
Two Hopatcong men were caught Wednesday with 44 folds of heroin and a bag of stolen items they were going to pawn to buy more drugs, police said.

Ryan Sheridan, 21, was charged with third-degree possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a vehicle and maintenance of lamps.

Michael Dean, 21, was charged with third-degree possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and fourth-degree theft.

The two were pulled over Wednesday afternoon at the Quick Chek for a broken tail light, Lt. Thomas Kmetz said. The officer suspected there were drugs in the vehicle and K-9 Eli confirmed there was a scent inside the car, Kmetz said.

A search warrant was issued and officers found about 44 wax folds of suspected heroin labeled "King King" inside the vehicle, Kmetz said.

Sheridan, who was driving the vehicle, had six wax folds and a piece of a pen with white residue inside it, Kmetz said. Dean had five wax folds and a piece of a pen with white residue in it, Kmetz said.

A duffle bag and power drill that were stolen from Dean's parent's home were also found in the vehicle, Kmetz said. The two men said they were planning to pawn the items to buy more heroin, Kmetz said.

The two were charged and released.
Tammy April 12, 2014 at 12:43 PM
Why wouldn't they? I'm sure it's common practice. You never know what a broken tail light might lead to. I doubt it was a weeks/months long investigation, there wasn't even enough to get them for distribution. I doubt these two fools were part of a major drug ring. I don't really care how they got them. They just might have stopped these two from turning another kid on to Lady Heroin.
telldatruthufool April 13, 2014 at 09:18 AM
OMG! Sounds to me like Jazzman is pro Heroin and pro letting ppl die. This chick is outta he mind. Her posts remind me of a paranoid meth head. Stop responding to her already.
I plead the 2nd tchk tchk April 14, 2014 at 09:39 AM
I say lace it the cyanide and put it back on the market. rid the economy of the burden.
Jim Copeland April 17, 2014 at 02:12 PM
A "Fold" of Heroin ! I like it, it kind of keeps me up on my drug Lingo--- things that I have have to know if If I can't score an ..8 ball..or a couple of Vials of Crack this weekend. But hey my "set" is clean and I'm just about ready for anything that comes my way---- Thanks Guys. JC
sassa sassy April 25, 2014 at 11:14 AM
I was going to say - what the heck is a fold of heroin? I'm guessing a little baggie. Also I have had a tail light out and have actually had people flag me down and once even a tractor trailer stopped next to me at a light just to tell me I have a tail light out...and all during the day.

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