The Laurel Police Department arrested 33-year-old Jerry Hamilton, Jr. of Elizabeth, New Jersey on Saturday, May 13.
Hamilton was pulled over for traffic offenses on Route 13 and, when contacted by officers, provided a false name. A search of the car found 55.6 grams of heroin and 29.5 grams of fentanyl. Fentanyl is a prescription drug, used mainly in surgical and hospice cases and is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. It is very dangerous when used recreationally. In recent years, heroin mixed with fentanyl has become more and more common.
Hamilton was charged with possession of a tier 5 controlled substance, criminal impersonation, possession of drug paraphernalia and traffic offenses. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $16,003 secured bail.