According to law enforcement, the 47-year-old suspect conducted three drug transactions with the undercover officer. The woman reportedly has listed residential addresses in both Hillsdale and New Milford, NJ.
The third drug buy allegedly took place in Hillsdale, New Jersey. A detective with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force set up the meeting with the suspect at an unspecified location.
At the meeting, the suspect allegedly sold 60 Percocet pills and 25 Xanax pills to the undercover detective.
Police officers later placed the suspect under arrest and seized the prescription drugs. According to estimates provides by authorities, the prescription drugs have a street value of roughly $1,000.
The suspect was charged with distribution of prescription drugs.
If the suspect is eventually convicted on the most serious charges, she is subject to significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10.5, anyone who distributes between 5 and 99 Xanax pills can be charged with a third degree criminal offense. A conviction on third degree distribution of Xanax charges could lead to a sentence of 3-5 years in NJ State Prison, as well as a fine of as much as $200,000.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was taken to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. She was being held at the correctional facility in lieu of a $50,000 bail amount.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Woman Sold Drugs to Undercover Detective, Prosecutor Says.”