Bergenfield New Jersey Man Accused of Selling Marijuana
Bergenfield NJ law enforcement arrested a local man accused of distributing marijuana in the borough.
The Bergenfield Police Department dispatched officers to the intersection of Preston Place and Haven Avenue in Bergenfield NJ after receiving a report of a suspicious motor vehicle in the area. When police got to the scene, they saw the car and spoke with the occupants.
A subsequent search of the car allegedly turned up 103 grams of marijuana hidden in a shoebox. Police also allegedly discovered several baggies reportedly used to package marijuana.
Bergenfield NJ police arrested the suspect without incident. Additionally, Bergenfield police officers arrested two teenagers who were allegedly helping the suspect to sell marijuana in the area.
The suspect, a 19-year-old who lives in Bergenfield NJ, has been charged with multiple drug offenses, including distribution of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and distribution of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) near a public park. If the suspect is convicted on the most serious drug crime charges, he faces a potential sentence of 5-10 years in NJ State Prison.
On top of the drug charges, the suspect also faces criminal charges for unlawful possession of a knife and hindering apprehension.
Meanwhile, the teenage suspects, both of whom are 17 years old and reside in Bergenfield, have been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
The adult suspect reportedly has a prior criminal record. He was recently indicted by a Bergen County grand jury on charges of burglary. According to Bergen County prosecutors, the suspect was arrested in 2015 and charged with burglarizing a residence in Tenafly, NJ.
After being arrested for the most recent alleged criminal offenses, the suspect was taken to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. He was being held at the correctional facility in lieu of a $41K bail amount.
For additional information about this case, read the NorthJersey.com article, “Bergenfield Man, Two Teens Face Drug Charges.”