Traffic stop leads to drug arrest for Lamar Massey of Easton

Stopped on I-78 for light over license plate being out

Author: , WFMZ.com Reporter
Published: Jun 24 2013 04:47:33 PM EDT
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WILLIAMS TOWNSHIP, Pa. -

 A driver in Northampton County was found to be wanted on two warrants from New Jersey and carrying four different kinds of drugs after a traffic stop, officials said.

Lamar D. Massey was pulled over about 9:05 p.m. Saturday in the westbound lane of Interstate 78 in Williams Township, because the light over the license plate on his green 2006 Dodge Stratus wasn't working.

Police discovered he was wanted on an June 10, 2010, warrant out of Plainfield, N.J., for a family offense and an April 12, 2012, warrant out of Newark, N.J., for cruelty toward a child.

Before revealing his true identity, Massey told police his name was Shakaur Best, gave an incorrect birth date, and provided a false Florida driver's license.

During a search, police found in Massey's jacket pocket four bags of heroin stamped "Superman"; three baggies of marijuana; 32 oxycondone pills, and 42 alprazolam tablets.

Massey, 36, of 604 Northampton St., Easton, is being held without bail as a fugitive from justice in the Northampton County Prison while awaiting extradition, according to court documents.

He was arraigned on charges of drug possession, providing false identification to police, driving without a valid license, and operating a vehicle unlawfully, according to court papers.

Bail was set at $20,000 and a preliminary hearing is set for 9 a.m. July 5.