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Police: Woman hits six cars, shoplifts dog food

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. - A 58-year-old woman is facing charges after police say she struck six parked vehicles and shoplifted at a QuickChek in Hackettstown. 

Officials say Linda Harris was driving on Peter Drive when she struck six parked vehicles and left the scene. Police located her vehicle in the parking lot of QuickChek on Mountain Avenue and found Harris inside the store. 

According to documents, Harris shoplifted six magazines and a can of dog food. Officials say an investigation revealed she had two plastic straws containing suspected heroin residue in her possession, two wax-fold packages containing suspected heroin residue and four Oxycodone pills. 

Harris faces charges of possession of heroin, possession of Oxycodone without prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia, shoplifting, driving while under the influence, driving while under the influence in a school zone, reckless driving, possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident, failure to report a motor vehicle accident and failure to inspect a cracked windshield. 

Harris was released pending a court appearance. 

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