According to Bergen County NJ authorities, the Paramus Police Department got complaints about drug activity at a residence on Green Valley Road in Paramus, New Jersey.
A subsequent investigation by police confirmed the reports of illegal drug sales, so police obtained a search warrant.
When Paramus NJ police executed the search warrant at the house, they allegedly discovered six-and-a-half pounds of marijuana, 200 grams of cocaine, and an unspecified amount of steroids. Additionally, Paramus police allegedly found drug paraphernalia, as well as almost $14,000 in cash that authorities believe is likely the proceeds of illegal drug sales.
Paramus authorities said that the drugs seized by police have total street value of around $35,000.
The 27-year-old suspect faces very serious criminal charges, including possession of cocaine and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the most serious charges of marijuana distribution, he would be in store for severe criminal penalties. That’s because N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5 classifies the distribution of more than five pounds of marijuana as a second degree felony. A conviction for second degree marijuana distribution could lead to a sentence of 5-10 years in NJ State Prison, as well as a fine of $150,000.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was taken to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. He was being held at the jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.
For more information about this case, view the Patch.com article, “$35,000 in Drugs Seized from Bergen County Man’s Home: Prosecutor.”