The fate of three Pennsylvania residents who said they were on a rescue mission to help save a teenager from a New York heroin den when they were stopped with a cache of weapons could soon be decided by a New Jersey judge.
But the story has already ended tragically for the teen at the center of the case.
James Patterson says his daughter, Jenea (jeh-NAE'), died of an apparent drug overdose last month at a hospital near Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
Patterson says the older of his two daughters had a good heart and enjoyed helping others, but started abusing prescription pills when she was 13.
Judge Mitzy Galis-Menendez is to rule Monday on whether a police officer had probable cause to stop the car at the Holland Tunnel last June.