According to law enforcement, the 29-year-old suspect was distributing drugs in the area around his apartment. The suspect’s residence is located in the Park View section of Englewood, New Jersey.
Police started their investigation after learning about the suspect’s alleged illegal drug sales.
Investigators later obtained a search warrant, which was executed at the suspect’s house.
Police searched the suspect’s home and allegedly found 40 bags of crack cocaine, as well as a digital scale that can be used to weigh drugs. In addition to finding the drugs, police allegedly discovered a stun gun in the apartment.
The suspect was placed under arrest and charged with serious crimes, including possession of crack cocaine and possession with intent to distribute cocaine. The suspect also faces weapons offense charges for illegal possession of a stun gun.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted of the most serious cocaine charges, he would be subject to significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5, anyone found with more than 5 ounces of cocaine with the intent to distribute the illegal drug can be charged with a first degree felony. A conviction on first degree cocaine distribution charges could lead to a sentence of 10-20 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. He was being held at the jail in lieu of $75,000 bail.
For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Stun Gun, Crack Cocaine Seized in Raid, Prosecutor Says.”