Englewood NJ Man Faces Cocaine Distribution Charges After Police Allegedly Find Crack Cocaine in His Apartment
According to officials, the 29-year-old suspect was dealing drugs in the area surrounding his apartment in the Park View section of Englewood, NJ.
Police were tipped off to the suspect’s alleged illegal activities and began an investigation. Law enforcement eventually obtained a search warrant, which they executed at the suspect’s home.
A search of the suspect’s residence led police to reportedly discover 40 bags of crack cocaine, as well as a digital scale used to weigh drugs. Police also allegedly found a stun gun in the apartment.
The suspect has been charged with a number of crimes, including possession of crack cocaine and possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Additionally, he faces weapons offense charges for illegally possessing a stun gun.
If the suspect is convicted on the most serious cocaine distribution charges, he could be subject to severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5, anyone who is found in possession of more than 5 ounces of cocaine with the intent to distribute or dispense the illegal drug can face first degree felony charges. A conviction for first degree cocaine distribution could result in a sentence of 10-20 years in NJ State Prison.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect was taken to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. He was being held at the jail on a $75,000 bail amount.
For more information about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Stun Gun, Crack Cocaine Seized in Raid, Prosecutor Says.”