Fair Lawn NJ Police Catch Ramsey NJ Man Who Allegedly Had Cocaine
Fair Lawn NJ police officers apprehended a Ramsey NJ man after he led them on a brief car chase.
Police officers approached 26-year-old Hilios Sakollari while he sat in his 2004 Nissan Xterra outside the Pathmark on Maple Avenue in Fair Lawn NJ. As the officers got closer, Mr. Sakollari started his car and drove around the back of the supermarket and onto Maple Avenue.
Officers chased Mr. Sakollari through Fair Lawn as he went onto Route 208 north and then onto Harristown Road. Eventually, the officers pulled over Mr. Sakollari and arrested him.
After Mr. Sakollari was taken into custody, officers observed evidence of drug use. The officers later found cocaine and a hypodermic needle in Mr. Sakollari’s vehicle.
Mr. Sakollari has been charged with possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a hypodermic needle, eluding, and obstruction.
In New Jersey, cocaine possession is governed by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10(a)(1). According to the statute, possession of even a small amount of cocaine is considered a third degree felony. Depending on the amount of cocaine found in Mr. Sakollari’s car, Mr. Sakollari could be sentenced to as many as five (5) years in New Jersey State Prison.
For more information, see the NJ.com article entitled “Ramsey Man Arrested on Drug, Eluding Charges After Leading Fair Lawn Police on Chase.“