Teaneck New Jersey police apprehended a local man accused of possessing illegal narcotics in his vehicle and numerous unregistered firearms in his house.
According to law enforcement, members of the Teaneck Police Department Narcotics Squad stopped the suspect while he was driving on a road in Teaneck, NJ.
When police searched the suspect’s motor vehicle, they allegedly discovered marijuana and drug paraphernalia, including materials used to package drugs and a digital scale used to weigh pot.
When Teaneck NJ police conducted a search of the suspect’s home in Teaneck NJ, they allegedly found several weapons. Teaneck police also reportedly found more marijuana and drug-related items inside the suspect’s residence.
The 21-year-old suspect is from Teaneck, New Jersey. He faces criminal charges for numerous drug offenses, including possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. The suspect also faces charges for multiple counts of unlawful possession of a weapon.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the marijuana distribution charges, he would be subject to significant criminal penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5, anyone caught distributing marijuana weighing one ounce or less can be charged with a fourth degree crime. A conviction for fourth degree distribution of marijuana could lead to sentence of up to 18 months in New Jersey State Prison. A conviction for distributing more than one ounce of marijuana could lead to even more significant penalties.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was remanded to the Bergen County Central Judicial Processing Court. He later secured his release from police custody on his own recognizance. He has a summons to appear in court at a later date in order to answer the criminal charges against him.
To learn more about this case, view the Patch.com article, “Police Find 19 Weapons in Teaneck Man’s Home: Police.”