Suspects Accused of Dealing Cocaine at Garden State Plaza in Paramus, NJ
Two Elizabeth NJ men were arrested for allegedly dealing cocaine in the Garden State Plaza parking lot.
The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force recently received a report about a man who was selling cocaine in Paramus, New Jersey. The agency investigated the report and began to follow the movements of the 26-year-old suspect.
During the course of investigating the suspect, members of the task force reportedly saw the suspect and another man engaging in suspicious activity at the Garden State Plaza. Police officers allegedly observed the two suspects repeatedly walking to their car in the mall parking lot. The men reportedly kept retrieving items from the back of the vehicle.
Officers eventually approached the suspects and allegedly found the men in possession of 155 grams of cocaine. Authorities estimate that the drugs have a street value of approximately $9,000.
The suspects were placed under arrest and charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.
After being arrested and charged, the suspects were taken to the Bergen County Jail. The men are being held at the facility in lieu of separate $100,000 bail amounts.
The task force which made the arrests serves an important role in combatting drug crimes in Bergen County, NJ. The task force frequently investigates reports of illicit drug use and sales within Bergen County. Members of the task force also serve with United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
For more information, read the NJ.com article entitled “Prosecutor: Two Men Found with Large Amount of Cocaine at Garden State Plaza Lot.”