EVESHAM >> On June 4 at 1 a.m., an officer conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 70 inside the Eveshawm Township Police Department DDACTS Zone, after observing the vehicle speeding.
During the stop, the officer requested the assistance of ETPD K9 Moose, after developing suspicion that the driver of the vehicle was in possession of narcotics. K-9 Moose was walked around the exterior of the vehicle at which time he alerted officers to the presence of narcotics inside the car. A subsequent search of the vehicle by officers resulted in the discovery of heroin, crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia.
Sumer Menta, 23, of Williamstown was arrested and charged with third degree possession of heroin, third degree possession of crack cocaine and a disorderly person offense for possession of drug paraphernalia. She was lodged in the Burlington County Jail.
DDACTS (Data Driven Approach to Crime and Traffic Safety) integrates location-based crime and traffic data to establish effective and efficient methods for deploying law enforcement and other resources. Using geo-mapping to identify areas that have high incidences of crime and crashes, DDACTS uses traffic enforcement strategies that play a dual role in fighting crime and reducing crashes and traffic violations. Drawing on the deterrent of highly visible traffic enforcement and the knowledge that crime often involves the use of motor vehicles, the goal of DDACTS is to reduce the incidence of crime, crashes, and traffic violations in Evesham Township.