A traffic stop in Newark last week led police to discover drugs in the car and arrest the driver, authorities said.

The officer was on patrol just before noon June 7 near the intersection of South College Avenue and Welsh Tract Road when he spotted a blue Chevrolet Cruz with an obscured license plate and noticed the driver committed a turn signal violation, according to Lt. Andrew Rubin, a spokesman for the Newark Police Department.

After pulling over the vehicle, the officer realized that the driver, William Cuebas, 37, of Bellefonte, Pa., discarded a bag of suspected heroin onto the ground, Rubin said.

The officer arrested Cuebas and found suspected crack cocaine in his possession. Police determined Cuebas was intending to sell the drugs “based on the amount of drugs, how they were packaged and the currency in his possession,” Rubin said.

Cuebas was charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin, possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving without a license, failure to have insurance information and other traffic offenses. He was jailed in lieu of $10,775 secured bail.

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