Bergenfield NJ police recently arrested a local man who allegedly distributed marijuana in the borough.
The Bergenfield Police Department sent officers to the area of Preston Place and Haven Avenue in Bergenfield New Jersey after getting a report of a suspicious car. When police officers arrived at the scene, they came across the vehicle and spoke with the vehicle occupants.
A subsequent search of the motor vehicle reportedly led to the discovery of 103 grams of marijuana hidden in a shoebox. Bergenfield NJ police also allegedly found multiple baggies believed to have been used to package pot.
Bergenfield police placed the suspect under arrest without incident. Bergenfield NJ police officers also arrested two teens accused of helping the suspect to sell cannabis in the area and surrounding neighborhoods.
The suspect is a 19-year-old who resides in Bergenfield, New Jersey. He faces criminal charges for several drug crimes, including marijuana distribution, possession of drug paraphernalia, and distribution of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) near a public park. If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the drug distribution charges, he could receive a sentence of 5-10 years in New Jersey State Prison.
In addition to being charged with the drug offenses, the suspect has also been charged with unlawful possession of a knife and hindering apprehension.
The two teenage suspects who were arrested are also from Bergenfield, NJ. The suspects, both of whom are 17 years old, face criminal charges for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
One factor in the adult suspect’s potential punishment could be the fact that he has a prior criminal record. According to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, he was recently indicted for burglary in connection with a 2015 break-in at a Tenafly NJ residence.
For more information about this case, see the NorthJersey.com article, “Bergenfield Man, Two Teens Face Drug Charges.”