Fairfield Officers Dean and Ocampo Make Heroin Arrest, Monday, in Ongoing Route 80 Anti-Drug Initiative
by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
FAIRFIELD, NJ - On Monday afternoon, Nov. 28, the Fairfield Police Department arrested Brian Halpin, 34, of Parsippany, on drug charges. Fairfield Chief Anthony G. Manna stated that at about 1:49pm, Fairfield Officers Jeffrey Dean and Diego Ocampo were together in a patrol car when they observed a 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser make an unsafe lane change.
The officers stopped the car, driven by Halpin, and during the course of their investigation discovered that he was allegedly in possession of heroin and a hypodermic syringe. Halpin was arrested and his car was impounded. He was charged with possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia, and other motor vehicle charges including driving with a suspended license.
“Our department has begun a Route 80 initiative
Halpin was released on his own recognizance pending an initial court appearance in Newark's Superior Court.