Trio Arrested In Township On Drug, Gun Charges

A Hillsborough woman and two New Brunswick residents arrested Sept. 25 near Van Cleef Road face several drug- and gun-related charges, police said.

Dynesha Jackson, 22, of Hillsborough and Adrienne Woodard, 22 and Lashawn Boyd, 19, both of New Brunswick, were charged after the car in which they were riding was stopped near Van Cleef Road by detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office’s Organized Crime and Narcotics Task Force, according to a press release from the prosecutor’s office.

Police received a tip that Woodard was driving a white Nissan Altima with Virginia license plates around Franklin, and that she had in the car drugs and a shotgun.

Task Force detectives saw the car on Amwell Road, heading east, the release said, and stopped the car near Van Cleef Rd. Also in the car were Jackson and Boyd, according to the release.

The Somerset County Sheriff’s Office’s K-9, Apex, responded to the scene and conducted an exterior check of the car, which proved positive for drugs, according to the release.

The car was searched, revealing 14 folds of heroin and four 20-gauge shotgun shells in the console, the release said. A 20-Gauge shotgun was found in the car’s trunk, police said.

Also, two bags of cocaine were found in Jackson’s purse, police said.

Woodard was charged with 3rd Degree Possession of a Rifle and 3rd Degree Possession of CDS (Heroin).

Jackson was charged with 3rd Degree Possession of CDS (Heroin) and 3rd Degree Possession of CDS (Cocaine).

Boyd was charged with 3rd Degree Possession of CDS (heroin).

The three were remanded to the Somerset County Jail, Somerville.

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