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NJ Police: Walden Driver's Passenger Had LSD, Ecstasy, Heroin In Pants

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WALDEN, N.Y. – A passenger in a car driven by a Montgomery man had Ecstasy, LSD and heroin stashed in his pants, police in New Jersey said.

Officers stopped the car on northbound Route 208 at Harristown Road after the driver failed to maintain his lane or signal a lane change, Sgt. Brian Metzler of the Fair Lawn Police Department said Monday.

The driver, 30-year-old Nicholas Colella of Walden, had marijuana in the car, Metzler said.

Police arrested Colella and his passenger, 41-year-old Lenard Best of Paterson, after discovering outstanding warrants for Best out of New Jersey.

During a search at police headquarters, police found that Best had stashed 7 ½ ounces of MDMA, two tabs of LSD and 58 bags in his pants, the sergeant said.

Colella -- who records show was arrested on drug charges five weeks ago in Ulster County, NY and a year ago in Newburgh, NY -- was released by Fair Lawn authorities pending a court hearing on drug charges. He also received two traffic summonses.

Best, meanwhile, was sent to the Bergen County Jail on drug charges and the warrants.

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