Three Suspects Charged with Possessing 500 Prescription Drug Pills in Garfield, New Jersey
Garfield New Jersey police recently busted three men for allegedly possessing more than 500 prescription pills in a motor vehicle.
The three suspects were reportedly involved in a paintball shooting incident at a business in Lodi NJ prior to the arrest.
Shortly after midnight, a Garfield NJ police officer spotted the suspects’ vehicle. According to the officer, the vehicle occupants matched description provided by Lodi New Jersey police. The Garfield officer pulled over the suspects and investigated further.
After confirming the identities of the driver and passengers, the Garfield officer placed them under arrest.
Sometime later, Garfield police conducted a search of the suspects’ car and allegedly found in excess of 500 prescription pills, including oxycodone, Xanax, and morphine. Police also allegedly found a small amount of marijuana in the motor vehicle.
In addition to finding the suspected drugs, police also allegedly discovered the paintball gun that was used to shoot the Lodi NJ business.
One of the suspects hails from Hoboken NJ, while the other two suspects live in Jersey City, NJ.
All three suspects have been charged with a number of criminal offenses, including prescription drug distribution, prescription drug possession, simple possession of marijuana, and weapons offenses.
After being arrested and charged, the three suspects were taken to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. Two of the suspects are being housed at the jail on separate $25,000 bail amounts; the third suspect is being housed at the correctional facility in lieu of $40,000 bail.
For additional information about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Men Arrested with 500 Pills After Paintball Gun Vandalism, Police Say.”