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New Jersey police officer overdosed in patrol cars, guilty of heroin possession, is giving up work, according to reports



A New Jersey police officer arrested after overdose of heroin in his patrol car while working on the night shift has reportedly made a plea agreement with prosecutors that will cost him his job.

The prosecutors stated that Franklin Township cop Matthew Ellery had to be revived by a colleague who found him unconscious and administered an antidote known as Narcan.

The 29-year-old Ellery was charged with heroin possession and driving after the April 7 incident, while he was intoxicated and known on Friday, guilty in Somerset County Superior Court.

  Matthew Ellery, 29, pleaded guilty Friday ,

Matthew Ellery, 29, pleaded guilty Friday.
(Somerset Couty Attorney)

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In return, Ellery pleaded with TapInto Franklin, a news site. He added that he could avoid jail if he completed the program.

The policeman who found Ellery had been sent to the official's last location after a dispatcher tried to reach Ellery by radio and could not, the site reported.

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"Matt Ellery is a wonderful young man who has a problem and we try to do the necessary for him to be Solve problem and continue his life, "said defender Steven Altman to the star-Ledger.

The newspaper reported that after the news of Ellery's arrest was released last month, the two top policemen of the Franklin Township Police Department abruptly dismissed her Resignation announced.


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