Teaneck NJ Police Arrest Man Accused of Possessing Marijuana, Firearms
Police in Teaneck New Jersey recently arrested a local man who has been accused of possessing illegal drugs in his car. Additionally, the suspect allegedly had a number of unregistered firearms in his Teaneck NJ home.
According to Bergen County officials, members of the Teaneck Police Department Narcotics Squad stopped the suspect’s vehicle on a roadway in Teaneck, NJ.
A search of the suspect car reportedly led to the discovery of an unspecified amount of marijuana, as well as drug paraphernalia that included a digital scale to weigh marijuana and other drug-related materials.
Sometime later, Teaneck New Jersey law enforcement searched the suspect’s residence and allegedly discovered 19 unregistered weapons, in addition to marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Now the 21-year-old suspect, who resides in Teaneck, has been charged with several crimes, including possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and 19 counts of unlawful possession of a weapon.
If the suspect heads to trial and is convicted on the charges of distributing marijuana, he would face severe criminal penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5, a person who is caught distributing marijuana that weighs one ounce or less can be charged with a fourth degree criminal offense. A conviction for fourth degree marijuana distribution could lead to sentence of as many as 18 months in New Jersey State Prison.
After the suspect was arrested and charged, authorities took him to the Bergen County Central Judicial Processing Court. He later managed to secure his release from police custody, with a summons to appear in court at a later date.
For additional information about this case, read the Patch.com article, “Police Find 19 Weapons in Teaneck Man’s Home: Police.”