Englewood NJ police arrested a local resident who allegedly had marijuana when he fled police officers.
According to authorities, the 25-year-old suspect used a bicycle while attempting to elude Englewood police. The officers were able to catch up to, and apprehend, the suspect after a brief pursuit.
After stopping the suspect, officers reportedly found him in possession of roughly 2 ounces of marijuana.
Police later obtained a search warrant to gain entry to the suspect’s home. Once officers were inside the residence, they reportedly discovered 72 Xanax pills, 13 MDMA capsules, and an additional 1 ounce of pot. Moreover, Bergen County prosecutors said that police officers found a Colt revolver, as well as more than $1,600 in cash inside the home.
The suspect was charged with a number of criminal offenses, including marijuana distribution, illegal possession of a handgun, and resisting arrest.
Additionally, the suspect had already been charged with distribution of heroin as a result of a previous arrest. The earlier incident allegedly involved an attempted sale by the suspect to an undercover detective.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the marijuana charges, he would be subject to significant penalties. N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5 stipulates that distribution of more than 1 ounce of marijuana is a third degree criminal offense. A conviction for third degree distribution of marijuana can result in a sentence of 3-5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being placed under arrest in the most recent incident, the suspect was taken to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. He is currently being held at the facility on a $50,000 bail amount.
For additional information about this case, go to the NorthJersey.com article entitled “Englewood Man Arrested on Drug Charges After Bicycle Chase.”