Hightstown Police K9 Sniffs Out Drugs During Traffic Stop

The following arrest information was supplied by the police department of Hightstown Borough. It does not indicate a conviction.

Hightstown Borough Police seized 158 glassine packets of heroin last Wednesday as the result of a traffic stop made by the police department’s K-9 Unit.

Justin Sequinot, 30, of Elizabeth, NJ, was stopped at 3:21 p.m. on North Main Street in Hightstown for having an unclear license plate. Police said he was found to be driving with a suspended license and had three warrants for his arrest totaling $2,030 from various jurisdictions.

According to police, a canine search of the vehicle by Hightstown’s K-9, Niko, revealed a positive indicator for narcotics in the vehicle. 

A search warrant for the vehicle was later executed and revealed 158 glassine packets of heroin in the trunk of the vehicle, police said.

Sequinot was subsequently charged with possessing unclear plates, driving while suspended, contempt of court, possession of heroin, possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, possession with intent to distribute within 500 feet of a park, and possession with intent to distribute within 100 feet of a school zone. 

Bail was set at $25,000 and Sequinot was transported to the Mercer County Adult Correction Center in lieu of bail.

Hightstownforlife September 18, 2012 at 11:10 AM
Once again an awesome job by Officer Marchione and K-9 Niko getting drugs off the street. Job well done by the Hightstown PD!
Hightstown Concerned Citizen September 18, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Yay Nitko - and thanks to Officer Marchione for getting those drugs off our streets. Good job!
desiree September 18, 2012 at 04:42 PM
Yeah! Niko and Frank are the best!
Rebecca September 19, 2012 at 02:08 AM
Way to go Niko! :) You make us proud!
SLSmith September 20, 2012 at 07:09 PM
Excellent. We are proud of Officer Marchione.


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