Paramus Police Bust Three Area Residents for Heroin Deal

By Travis Tormey posted in Drug Charges on Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Three (3) Paramus residents were recently arrested on heroin-related charges.

Earlier this month, a Paramus police officer observed 22-year-old Emily Mattessich and 39-year-old Steven Hollar in the parking lot of the Route 4 ShopRite in Paramus. The officer witnessed Ms. Mattessich hand money to 28-year-old Jirrell Williams in exchange for a plastic bag that contained 50 glassine envelopes of heroin. The drug was marked as “World Star” and was purchased for $140.00.

Police arrested Mr. Williams on charges related to the distribution of heroin.

Ms. Mattessich was charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. Meanwhile, Mr. Hollar was charged with loitering to obtain controlled dangerous substances (CDS).

In New Jersey, possession of heroin is addressed by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10. If convicted of possessing even a small amount of heroin, Ms. Mattessich could be looking at up to five (5) years in New Jersey State Prison on a third degree criminal charge.

The arrests were made by one of the Paramus police department’s special “situational crime prevention” details. These details focus on pattern crimes occurring throughout Paramus.

Both Ms. Mattessich and Mr. Hollar were released after posting bail. Mr. Williams was sent to the Bergen County Jail in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.

For more information, see the article entitled “Three Arrested in Paramus on Heroin Charges.


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