Pulled over for a cracked windshield near the Holland Tunnel, Port Authority Police say they recovered cocaine, methadone and hypodermic needles from a man and woman from Atlantic City.
At about 9 a.m on Monday, police said they encountered Maribel Borges, 27, and Hector Castro, 36, both of Atlantic City, after noticing that the pair were in a car with a cracked windshield.
Providing Port Authority Police with false names, the true identities of the pair were revealed through fingerprints, police said. This led authorities to the outstanding warrant on Borges for cruelty toward a child.
Borges, who had been driving the vehicle, was unable to provide a license, insurance information or registration, police said. Castro also did not have identification.
Police said the car smelled like marijuana and contained a bottle of what they suspected was methadone, as well as a small amount of a white powder Borges identified as cocaine. Borges was found with a hypodermic needle and four small baggies stained with white residue.
Borges was arrested on charges of methadone and drug paraphernalia possession, hindering apprehension, driving with a suspended license and traffic violations, police said.
Police said they arrested Castro on charges that include hindering apprehension and possession of methadone. It was also discovered by police that Castro had multiple aliases and was wanted on a state parole violation for burglary.
Atlantic County told police that they would be picking up the Borges from Hudson County jail, police said. The car was impounded.