Woman Arrested in Hillsdale NJ, Allegedly Sold Xanax, Percocet to Undercover Detective
According to authorities, the 47-year-old suspect completed three illegal drug sales with the undercover detective. The woman is believed to have residential addresses in both Hillsdale and New Milford, New Jersey.
The third drug sale allegedly occurred in Hillsdale, New Jersey, which is also where the suspect was placed under arrest. A detective with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force met with the suspect at an unspecified location and reportedly purchased the prescription drugs.
At the third meeting, the suspect allegedly completed a sale of 60 Percocet pills and 25 Xanax pills.
At the conclusion of the drug transaction, police arrested the suspect and seized the prescription drugs. According to law enforcement, the prescription drugs are valued at more than $1,000.
After being placed under arrest, the suspect was charged with prescription drug distribution.
If the suspect is eventually convicted of illegal distribution of prescription drugs, she is subject to serious criminal penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10.5, anyone who is convicted of distributing between 5 and 99 Xanax pills can potentially be sentenced to 3-5 years in New Jersey State Prison. Additionally, a conviction for third degree distribution of prescription drugs could result in a fine of $200,000.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect was moved to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. She was being held at the jail on a $50,000 bail amount.
For further information about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Woman Sold Drugs to Undercover Detective, Prosecutor Says.”