Twenty people in Bergen County and five neighboring counties were recently
arrested during a law enforcement sweep looking for people without outstanding
drug trafficking, according to the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office.
That office's Narcotic Task Force carried out the sweep in the following
counties: Bergen, Union, Passaic, Essex, Morris and Middlesex.
The warrants involved allegations of dealing drugs including cocaine, heroin,
marijuana, ecstasy and prescription drugs.
Two of the people arrested are from Garfield. One is a woman, 30, accused
of marijuana distribution, possession of marijuana and possession of Percocet;
and the other is a man, 23, accused of distribution of marijuana.
The task force said the series of arrests are the result of its year-long
undercover operation. Task force offices said that in the course of executing
the warrants, the law enforcement group seized two pounds of marijuana,
over a half-ounce of cocaine and around 100 prescription pills. It also
seized about $3,200 in cash.
Those arrested include a woman, 21, of West New York; a 22-year-old man
from Teaneck; a South Hackensack woman, 25; a Prospect Park man, 22; a
New Milford man, 45; a Passaic man, 34; a Fairfield man, 19; a River Edge
man who is 20 years old; a 22-year-old man from Bergen; an East Rutherford
woman, 26; a Ridgefield man, 21; a Paterson woman, 23; a Ridgewood man,
18; a Hackensack man, 23; a Totowa man, 20; a 33-year-old Hackensack man;
a 46-year-old man from Paterson; and a Teaneck man, 22 years old.
"Police sweep leads to Garfield arrests," May 31, 2012