Paramus NJ Man Arrested, Charged with Distributing Marijuana, Cocaine
According to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, Paramus law enforcement received a tip about drug activity at a home located on Green Valley Road in Paramus, New Jersey.
Paramus police opened an investigation and soon determined that the suspect was probably distributing narcotics out of his house.
Police later executed a search warrant at the Paramus NJ residence and allegedly found six-and-a-half pounds of marijuana, 200 grams of cocaine, and an unspecified quantity of steroids. Police also reportedly discovered drug paraphernalia that included packaging materials, in addition to almost $14,000 in cash that is thought to be the proceeds of illegal drug activity.
Paramus NJ officials said that the seized drugs have a total street value of roughly $35,000.
The 27-year-old suspect has been charged with multiple drug offenses, including possession of cocaine and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
If the suspect is convicted on the most serious charges of distributing marijuana, he would be subject to significant criminal penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5, a person who distributes more than five pounds of marijuana can be charged with a second degree felony. A conviction on second degree marijuana distribution charges could result in a sentence of 5-10 years in New Jersey State Prison, as well as a $150,000 fine.
After being placed under arrest and charged, the suspect was transported to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. He was being held at the correctional facility on a $100K bail amount.
To learn more about this case, see the Patch.com article, “$35,000 in Drugs Seized from Bergen County Man’s Home: Prosecutor.”