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.

By Rachel Gillett, Author

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.