Suspects Arrested in Garfield New Jersey, Allegedly Possessed 500 Prescription Drug Pills
According to law enforcement, the three suspects shot paintballs at a business in Lodi sometime around midnight.
A Garfield NJ police officer was on patrol a short time later when he spotted three men matching the descriptions provided by Lodi police. The officer pulled over the suspects’ vehicle and investigated further.
After determining that the suspects were wanted in connection with the Lodi NJ paintball shooting, the officer placed the men under arrest.
A subsequent search of the suspects’ car allegedly turned up hundreds of prescription pills, inducing oxycodone, Xanax, and morphine. Police also allegedly found an undisclosed amount of marijuana in the vehicle.
In addition to discovering the drugs, Garfield police reportedly found a paintball gun in the suspects’ vehicle.
Two of the suspects are from Jersey City, while the third suspect is from Hoboken.
The three suspects, all of whom are in their mid-20s, have been charged with a number of crimes, including prescription drug distribution, prescription drug possession, simple possession of marijuana, and weapons offenses.
After being placed under arrest, the three suspects were transported to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. Two of the suspects are being held at the jail in lieu of separate $25,000 bail amounts; the third suspect is being held at the jail on a $40,000 bail amount.
For additional information about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Men Arrested with 500 Pills After Paintball Gun Vandalism, Police Say.”