Paramus NJ Police Arrest Local Man Who Allegedly Distributed Marijuana, Cocaine, Steroids
According to Bergen County prosecutors, Paramus NJ police received a tip about illegal drug activity out of a house located on Green Valley Road in Paramus, NJ.
Paramus police started an investigation and eventually determined that the suspect was likely distributing narcotics out of his home. Police then executed a search warrant at the Paramus residence.
During a subsequent search of the home, Paramus law enforcement reportedly discovered six-and-a-half pounds of marijuana, 200 grams of cocaine, and a large amount of steroids. Police also reportedly found drug paraphernalia that included packaging materials, as well as almost $14,000 in cash believed to be the proceeds of illegal drug sales.
Authorities indicated that the seized drugs have a street value of approximately $35,000.
The 27-year-old suspect is charged with numerous drug crimes, including cocaine possession and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
If the suspect is convicted on the marijuana distribution charges, he faces severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5, distribution of more than five pounds of marijuana is classified as a second degree felony and carries a potential sentence of 5-10 years in NJ State Prison, in addition to a $150K fine.
After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspect was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. He was being held at the correctional facility in lieu of a $100,000 bail amount.
For additional information about this case, read the Patch.com article, “$35,000 in Drugs Seized from Bergen County Man’s Home: Prosecutor.”