Paramus NJ Man Allegedly Had Large Quantity of Cocaine in His Home
Law enforcement began to investigate the 40-year-old suspect after getting a tip about possible drug activity in the North Bergen area.
Once investigators had enough information to confirm the drug distribution, they placed the suspect under arrest.
Not long after arresting the suspect, police executed search warrants on the suspect’s car and residence on 83rd Street in North Bergen. New Jersey.
The suspect allegedly had a total of 2.5 kilograms of cocaine at his residence. Additionally, police allegedly found another 30 grams of cocaine in the suspect’s vehicle. Prosecutors said that the cocaine has a street value in excess of $100,000.
According to Bergen County prosecutors, police also discovered a small amount of marijuana, as well as drug paraphernalia, at the suspect’s home.
The suspect has been charged with a number of drug crimes, including cocaine distribution and marijuana possession.
If the suspect is convicted on the cocaine distribution charges, he could face severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5, anyone found in possession of 5 ounces or more of cocaine can be charged with a first degree felony. A conviction on first degree cocaine distribution charges could result in a sentence of 10-20 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was transported to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. He was being held at the correctional facility in lieu of $75,000 bail.
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Alleged North Bergen Drug Dealer Arrested in Paramus, Prosecutor Says.”