Englewood Police Arrest Local Man Accused of Distributing Crack Cocaine
According to Englewood authorities, the 29-year-old suspect was dealing drugs out of his home and in the surrounding area. The suspect reportedly resides in the Park View section of Englewood, New Jersey.
Investigators first started looking into the suspect’s alleged illegal drug sales after receiving a tip about drug activity in the area. Police later obtained a search warrant and executed the warrant at the suspect’s house.
When police searched the suspect’s residence, they allegedly found 40 bags of crack cocaine. Police also reportedly found a digital scale and a stun gun.
The suspect was subsequently placed under arrest. He has been charged with multiple criminal offenses, including possession of crack cocaine and possession with intent to distribute cocaine. The suspect has also been charged with a weapons offense for illegal possession of a stun gun.
If the suspect is convicted on the drug charges, he could be subject to severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5, anyone who is caught in possession of more than 5 ounces of cocaine with the intent to distribute the drug can be charged with a first degree criminal offense. A conviction for first degree cocaine distribution could lead to the suspect being sentenced to 10-20 years in NJ State Prison.
After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspect was transported to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. He was being held at the correctional facility in lieu of a $75,000 bail amount.
To learn more about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Stun Gun, Crack Cocaine Seized in Raid, Prosecutor Says.”