A 27-year-old woman is being held in the Bergen County jail on
drug charges. She is also accused on money laundering.
She previously worked as a Spanish-language television personality and
has been living in the Dominican Republic for the past six years before
being extradited to the U.S. to face the criminal charges.
She is accused of having sold cocaine in the U.S.
She was taken into custody recently in the Dominican Republic pursuant
to an arrest warrant. A judge set her bail at $3 million.
When first arrested six years ago, she was released on $1 million bail,
and then allegedly fled the country.
The drug charges currently pending include distributing and manufacturing
a controlled substance, as well as giving false information to police,
hindering prosecution, unlawfully possessing a handgun, and laundering money.
While in the Dominican Republic, she reportedly appeared on a television
program and used a different name.
In an unrelated case, police in Hoboken took three men into custody last
week on charges of buying or selling heroin in two separate transactions.
Police claimed to have witnessed an exchange in which money was given for
small bags containing a substance believed to be heroin.
One of them, according to police, was found to have in his possession a
bag stamped "Flood Zone" believed to contain a quantity of the
drug. He was accused of selling drugs both within 500 feet of public housing
and within 100 feet of a school.
Another arrestee, charged with heroin possession, apparently had four outstanding
arrest warrants from previous incidents at the time of his arrest.
Our Bergen County firm handles similar cases. For more information, go to our
Englewood drug crimespage.
Source: NorthJersey.com, "Fugitive extradited to Bergen County from the
Dominican Republic on drug charge," Aug. 30, 2012