Elmwood Park Police Stop Cocaine, Heroin Deal in Supermarket Parking Lot
Elmwood Park police officers were on patrol when they saw a suspicious vehicle come to a stop at the Broadway Pathmark parking lot in Elmwood Park, New Jersey. A short time later, another vehicle pulled up next to the car.
The officers watched the occupants of the vehicles for a while. According to police, the people in the two cars eventually attempted to complete a drug transaction. That’s when the police officers moved in and placed the suspects under arrest.
Police reportedly seized 50 bags of heroin and a half-ounce of crack cocaine from the motor vehicles.
Two of the suspects were charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. The other two suspects were charged with possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
One of the suspects was also charged with possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose because arresting officers allegedly found him with a box cutter.
After being arrested and charged, all four suspects were released from custody on their own recognizance. They all have pending court dates to answer the charges against them.
To learn more about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Police: 4 Charged in Elmwood Park Supermarket Parking Lot Drug Deal.”