Elmwood Park NJ Police Chase, Arrest Montvale Man Allegedly in Possession of Heroin

Elmwood Park NJ Heroin AttorneysPolice in Elmwood Park NJ recently arrested a man who allegedly eluding officers and was in possession of heroin.

According to police, the 34-year-old Montvale NJ man was driving a Honda Accord on Florence Place in Elmwood Park, New Jersey. The officers allegedly observed the suspect commit a traffic violation, so they tried to pull over his vehicle.

Police said that the suspect did not stop his vehicle. Instead, the suspect allegedly tried to flee officers and sped up his car. The subsequent chase reportedly last for a mile as the suspect headed toward Fair Lawn, NJ.

The police officers eventually managed to stop the suspect’s car.

When the officers searched the suspect’s vehicle, they allegedly found 20 bags of heroin.

As a result of the alleged chase and the drugs reportedly found in the suspect’s vehicle, the suspect was arrested and charged with heroin possession and eluding.

If the suspect is convicted of eluding, he could face significant penalties. That’s because N.J.S.A. 2C:29-2 classifies eluding as a second degree criminal offense if the attempt to elude police created a risk of death or injury to someone else. A conviction on second degree eluding charges is punishable by a sentence of 5–10 years in NJ State Prison.

After the suspect was placed under arrest and charged, his bail amount was set at $10,000. The suspect was released from police custody after he posted the full bail amount.

For more information about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Montvale Man Caught with Heroin After Car Chase, Elmwood Park Police Say.”


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