Montvale NJ Man Allegedly Eludes Elmwood Park Police, Caught with Heroin
Elmwood Park NJ police arrested a man who allegedly led police on a car chase and had 20 bags of heroin in his possession.
According to authorities, the 34-year-old suspect was driving a Honda Accord on Florence Place in Elmwood Park NJ when police officers attempted to pull over his vehicle for a traffic violation.
Instead of stopping his car, the suspect allegedly sped up and tried to flee the scene. The suspect, who lives in Montvale, reportedly led police on a car chase into Fair Lawn, New Jersey.
The chase went on for approximately one mile before the police officers were eventually able to stop the suspect’s vehicle.
During a subsequent search of the suspect’s car, police officers allegedly discovered 20 bags of heroin.
The suspect was placed under arrest and charged with eluding and heroin possession.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the eluding charges, he could be subject to severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:29-2, eluding can potentially be classified as a second degree felony if the attempt to elude created a risk of death or injury to another person. A conviction for second degree eluding could result in a sentence of 5–10 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect was held in police custody on a $10,000 bail amount. The suspect was later released from custody after posting bail.
For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Montvale Man Caught with Heroin After Car Chase, Elmwood Park Police Say.”