NJ man admits using 5-year-old son in drug scheme

NEWTON, N.J. (AP) - October 17, 2011

Thirty-one-year-old Christopher Ennis of Branchville faces up to six years in state prison after recently pleading guilty to using a juvenile in a drug distribution scheme. He's due to be sentenced Dec. 16.

Ennis was arrested after a traffic stop in April while driving with the child.

Sparta police stopped Ennis for having an expired inspection sticker, and he then allowed them to search the vehicle. Officers soon found the heroin - valued at $10,000 - and some hypodermic needles mixed in with children's toys and clothes.

Sussex County (prosecutors say Ennis eventually admitted using his sin as a decoy to trick police.

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