- Associated Press - Thursday, February 19, 2015

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a northern New Jersey woman hid heroin and crack cocaine in a vacuum cleaner in her living room and crack in a bedroom laundry hamper.

The Record reports (https://bit.ly/1ErRs7C ) that 53-year-old Carolyn Mendez-Molder, of Bloomfield, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with multiple drug charges.

She was ordered held at Essex County Jail on $300,000 bail. It wasn’t immediately known if she had an attorney.

Bloomfield police say that they found 499 glassine envelopes of heroin and 150 vials of crack cocaine in a vacuum cleaner in her living room. They say they also found 30 vials of crack cocaine in a bedroom laundry hamper and a bag of marijuana and drug processing and packaging materials in a kitchen cabinet.

They say she was arrested as part of an ongoing drug investigation.

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Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), https://www.northjersey.com

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