Police: Elizabeth man busted with crack near Hoboken Housing Authority playground

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An Elizabeth man was busted with crack cocaine near a Hoboken Housing Authority playground last night, being halted from swallowing the drugs as police approached him, authorities said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Sean King, 47, of Elizabeth, was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (Crack Cocaine), possession of drug paraphernalia, and defiant trespassing, according to Det. Lt. Danilo Cabrera.

At about 7:27 p.m. yesterday, Dets. John Quinones, Fabian Quinones, and Paul Quinn approached the rear portion of 300 Marshall Dr. They discovered a man, later identified as King, siting at a picnic table near the children’s playground.

The detectives observed King in possession of a glass pipe with burnt marks on each end and two white rocks believed to be crack cocaine exposed on the table. Believing that he was preparing to ingest a controlled dangerous substance, he was stopped for investigation.

From there, a third rock believed to be crack cocaine was discovered tied off in a knot in a small piece of clear plastic. King was placed under arrest without incident and transported to police headquarters.

All three charges were placed on a warrant and a check revealed two failures to appear out of Elizabeth. King was processed before being transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility, police said.