A New Jersey man trying to convince officers that he had taken care of an outstanding warrant instead ended up showing them a bag of syringes and other drug paraphernalia, authorities said Monday.
Hackettstown officers arrived at the 26-year-old's home Saturday afternoon to serve an $1,118 municipal court warrant, Hackettstown police said. The 26-year-old claimed he had paperwork that would prove the warrant was no longer valid and began rummaging through a plastic bag, police said.
An officer spotted a hypodermic syringe in the bag, and then uncovered another three syringes and a glass pipe containing suspected marijuana residue, authorities said.
The resident was released on the existing warrant pending a new court appearance. He now faces new charges of drug paraphernalia possession, police said. He had no listed phone number.